Alagoas facts for kids
|State of Alagoas|
Location of State of Alagoas in Brazil
|• Total||27,767.661 km2 (10,721.154 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||112.394126/km2 (291.09945/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||4th|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 15,753,000,000 (20th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 5,164 (25th)|
|• Category||0.677 – high (27th)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|Postal Code||57000-000 to 57990-000|
|ISO 3166 code||BR-AL|
Alagoas is a small coastal state in the Northeast Region of Brazil. Its capital city is Maceió, where tourism industry is one of the basis for the local economy. Other important cities in Alagoas are Arapiraca, Palmeira dos Índios, Penedo, Marechal Deodoro, and Maragogi. The state has a total of 101 cities.
Alagoas coastline has several beaches with coconut trees and a lot of them have placid waters, consequence of the Atlantic Ocean sand banks and coral reefs. The name of the state was originated from some lagoons along the ocean coast.
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