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State of Ceará
State
Flag of State of Ceará
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Ceará
Coat of arms
Motto: Terra da Luz (Land of Light)
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Area
 • Total 146,348.3 km2 (56,505.4 sq mi)
Area rank 17th
Population (2012)
 • Total 8,606,005
 • Rank 8th
 • Density 58.804954/km2 (152.30413/sq mi)
 • Density rank 11th
Demonym(s) Cearense
GDP
 • Year 2011
 • Total R$ 84,360,000,000 (12th)
 • Per capita R$ 9,666 (List of Brazilian states by gross domestic product)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0,723
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) Brasília Summer (UTC-02)
Postal Code 60000-000 to 63990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-CE
Website ceara.gov.br

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.

Geography

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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