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State of Ceará
Flag of State of Ceará
Coat of arms of State of Ceará
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Terra da Luz (Land of Light)
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City Fortaleza
 • Total 146,348.3 km2 (56,505.4 sq mi)
Area rank 17th
 • Total 8,606,005
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 58.804954/km2 (152.30413/sq mi)
 • Density rank 11th
Demonym(s) Cearense
 • Year 2011
 • Total R$ 84,360,000,000 (12th)
 • Per capita R$ 9,666 (List of Brazilian states by gross domestic product)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0,723
Time zone UTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-02 (Brasília Summer)
Postal Code
60000-000 to 63990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-CE

Ceará is one of the 26 states of Brazil. It is in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast. Ceará has many beaches, which brings a lot of tourism.


Ceará has an area of 148,016 km². It shares borders on the east by the states of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba, on the south by Pernambuco state, and on the west by Piauí. Its northern border is the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Fortaleza.

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Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins
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