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State of Piauí
Location of State of Piauí in Brazil
|Capital and Largest City||Teresina|
|• Total||251,577.738 km2 (97,134.708 sq mi)|
|• Density||12.9762316/km2 (33.608286/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||18th|
|• Total||R$ 41,406,000,000 (21rd)|
|• Per capita||R$ 12,890 (26th)|
|• Category||0,697 – medium (25th)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (BRT)|
64000-000 to 64990-000
|ISO 3166 code||BR-PI|
Piauí has the shortest coastline of any of the Brazilian states that borders the Atlantic Ocean. Its coastline is only 66 km long. The capital, Teresina, is the only state capital in the northeast that is not on the coast. The reason for this is because, unlike the rest of the area, Piauí state was first colonised away from the coast and slowly expanded towards the ocean. The other states in the area started on the coast and grew inland.
Cities in Piaui include:
|States of Brazil|
|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|
|Federal District: Brazilian Federal District|
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Teresina is the most important educational centre of the state.
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