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Capital: São Luís
Area: 333,366 Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. It is one of the SI derived units. 1 km² is equal to: the area of a square measuring 1 kilometre on each side 1 000 000 m2 100 hectares 0.386 102 square miles... km²
Inhabitants: 5,642,960 (2000)
Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. However it is most frequently applied to living organisms, humans in particular. Population density is usually expressed in terms of items or organisms per unit area. Definitions of population density Population density, according to the definition above, depends... Pop. density: 17 inh./km²
Time Zone is also a historical computer game. There is also an Australian franchise of video arcades called Timezone. Time zones are areas of the Earth that have adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. Formerly, people used local solar time (originally apparent and then... Timezone: GMT-3
ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. It is a geocode system created for coding the names of subdivisions of countries (subnational entities) and dependent areas. The purpose of the standard is to establish a worldwide series of short abbreviations for places, for use on... ISO 3166-2: BR-MA
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Map of Brazil highlighting the state

Maranhão is one of the There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. The twenty-six states are: See also: Brazil, List of subnational entities, List of capitals of subnational entities External link Map Categories... states of The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it borders Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela... Brazil in the north-eastern region. To the north is the coast of the The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. The oceans name, derived from Greek mythology, means the Sea of Atlas. This ocean occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending in a north-south direction and is divided into the North Atlantic... Atlantic Ocean. Neighboring states are (from east clockwise) Piauí, Tocantins is one of the states of Brazil. The state was formed in 1988 out of the northern part of Goiás, and construction began on the capital, Palmas, in 1989, in contrast to most of the other cities in the state which date back to Portuguese colonial period. Geography... Tocantins and Pará.


Major cities in the state besides the state capital São Luís are

  • Imperatriz
  • Timon
  • Caxias

The The Alc ntara rocket launch site, Centro de amento de Alc ntara (CLA), is located at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the north of Brazil, in the state of Maranh o. Geographical location 2 17 South, 44 23 West. It is operated by the Brazilian Space Agency (Agencia... Alcantara A spaceport is a site for launching spacecraft, by analogy with airport for aircraft. Typically the site is large enough that should a rocket explode it will not endanger human lives or adjacent launch pads. Typically preferred are launches from near the equator in an easterly direction. This allows maximum... spaceport is located in the north of the state, not far from São Luís.


History

Despite the fact that the state capital São Luís was founded by the The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... French in Events January 20 - Mathias becomes Holy Roman Emperor. Antonius Magiruss Koock-boeck ofte Familieren kevken-boeck is published. Popular uprising in Moscow expels Polish troops. Trial of the witches in Pendle, Lancashire is held. December 28 - Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune when it... 1612, it is said to be the Brazilian state capital which most closely resembles a The Republic of Portugal (República Portuguesa), or Portugal, is a democratic republic located on the west and southwest parts of the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe; it is the westernmost country in continental Europe. Portugal is bordered by Spain to the north and east and by the Atlantic... Portuguese city.


The historic city center was declared a Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage... world heritage site in 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. Events January January 3 - NBCs Today Show Bryant Gumbel signs off for the last time January 8 - Mister Rogers receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... 1997. The French lost the city in Events April 5 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. October 11 - Adriaen Block and a group of Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the area he explored and named New Netherland. The French Estates-General meets for the last time before... 1614 to the Portuguese.


In Events February 9 - Gregory XV is elected pope. February 17 - Miles Standish is appointed as first commander of Plymouth Colony March 22 - The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags. March 16 - Samoset, a Mohegan, visits the settlers of Plymouth Colony and greets them... 1621 Ceará, Maranhão and Pará were united and called the Estado do Maranhão. It stayed independent until Events January 21 - Mustafa III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire dies and is succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid I. May 10 - Louis XVI becomes King of France. June 2 - Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to let British soldiers into their homes, is reenacted. July 21... 1774, when it became administrated by The Age of Exploration The discovery of Brazil was preceded by a series of treaties between the kings of Spain and Portugal, the last of them is the Treaty of Tordesilhas, signed in 1494, creating the Tordesilhas Meridian, that divided the world between that two kingdoms. Every land discovered or... colonial Brazil.


Maranhão did not join in the Brazilian declaration of independence of Events March 30 - Florida becomes a United States territory. May 24 - Battle of Pichincha: Simón Bolívar secures the independence of Quito. June 14 - Charles Babbage proposes a Difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled Note on the application of machinery to the computation of... 1822, but in the following year the Portuguese were driven out by Admiral Lord Cochrane and it became part of the After its independence from the Portuguese on September 7, 1822, Brazil became a monarchy, the Brazilian Empire, which lasted until the establishment of the Republican government on November 15, 1889. Two Emperors occupied the throne in that period: Pedro I, from 1822 to 1831; and Pedro II, from 1840 to... Empire of Brazil.


Flag

Flag of the Brazilian state of Maranhão This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert...
Flag of the Brazilian state of Maranhão This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. This applies worldwide. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Enlarge
Flag

The flag of Maranhão was designed by the poet Joaquim de Souza Andrade, and was adopted by decree nr. 6, of December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 10 days remaining. Events 69 - Vespasian becomes the fourth Roman Emperor in the Year of the four emperors. 1861 - The Medal of Honor first authorized 1861 - Lord Lyons, the British minister... December 21, Events January-April January 8 - Herman Hollerith receives a patent for his electric tabulating machine January 22 - Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, DC. February 11 - Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890 January 30 ? Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his mistress Marie Vetsera commit a double suicide... 1889.


The colored strips symbolize the different ethnic groups which make up the population, and their mixing and living together. The white star in the upper left corner symbolizes Maranhão itself, and is supposed to be Beta Scorpii, as the constellation For the fictional alien character Scorpius from Farscape see Scorpius (Farscape). For the James Bond novel by John Gardner, see Scorpius (novel). For the Power Ranger villain, see Scorpius (Power Rangers). For the supervillain from The Simpsons, see List of characters from The Simpsons. Scorpius (♏, and Latin for scorpion... Scorpius is also depicted on the Flag ratio: 7:10 The flag of the Republic of Brazil is a green flag with a large yellow rhombus in the center. Within the rhombus is a blue circle, with white stars of five different sizes and a white band running through it. The motto Ordem e Progresso (Order... national flag of Brazil. The flag has a ratio of 2:3.


External links

  • Official homepage (http://www.ma.gov.br) (Portuguese)
  • Touristic website (http://www.turismo.ma.gov.br/en/index.html)


There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. The twenty-six states are: See also: Brazil, List of subnational entities, List of capitals of subnational entities External link Map Categories... States of The Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil in Portuguese) is the largest and most populous country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. Spanning a vast area between central South America and the Atlantic Ocean, it borders Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela... Brazil General info: Large flag of Brazil Dimensions: 431x302 pixels Source: Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook License: originally public domain, modifications under GFDL Most of the flags have had their colours improved and many have been resized to the proper ratios. For a...
Acre is a state of Brazil, located in the north_western part of the country. To the north is the state of Amazonas, to the east is a short border with the state of Rondônia, to the south is Bolivia and to the west is Peru. Geography Acre has a... Acre | Alagoas (AL) is a small state in northeastern Brazil lying between the states of Pernambuco and Sergipe; touching the state of Bahia along a part of its southwestern border. The southern border of Alagoas is defined by the Rio São Francisco (São Francisco River). Alagoas has an area... Alagoas | Amapá is one of the states of Brazil, located in the extreme north, bordering French Guiana in the north. In the east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south and west is the Brazilian state Pará. Geography Amapá is located at the mouth of the Amazon... Amapá | Amazonas | For the genus of wildflowers in the family Asteraceae, see Bahia (Botany) Bahia is a state in the north-east of Brazil. 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It also borders Bolivia to the southwest. The name literally means thick jungle. Apart from... Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul is one of the states of Brazil, located in the western part of the country. Neighboring states are (from north clockwise) Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná. It also borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the west. The name means thick grass... Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais is one of the states of Brazil, the second most populous in the federation. The capital is the city of Belo Horizonte, in the center of the state. Location This Brazilian state is in the west of the southeastern subdivision of Brazil, which also contains the states of... Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco is a state of Brazil, located in the Brazilian Northeast. To the north are the states of Paraíba and Ceará, to the west is Piauí, to the south are Alagoas and Bahia, and to the east is the Atlantic Ocean. Geography Pernambuco has a territory covered mostly by... Pernambuco | Piauí | Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the Rio de Janeiro state article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait... Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the edge of the South American continent. Geography Rio Grande do Norte is dominated by its coastline. The state is famed for its beaches and sand dunes, and the air... Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul is the southernmost state in Brazil. It is bordered on the north by the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Uruguay, and on the west by Argentina. History Although mainly rural for much of its early... Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northern part of the country. Neighboring states are (from east clockwise) Pará and Amazonas. To the north it borders Venezuela and Guyana. Geography The climate is tropical with an annual mean temperature of 26°C. Most of the state... Roraima | Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the Santa Catarina state article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait and... Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe is the smallest state of Brazil, located on the north eastern Atlantic coast of the country. It borders on two other states, Bahia and Alagoas. Geography As with most of the states on the Brazilian coast, inland Sergipe is almost entirely savanna (caatinga), and its coastline is characterised by... Sergipe | Tocantins is one of the states of Brazil. The state was formed in 1988 out of the northern part of Goiás, and construction began on the capital, Palmas, in 1989, in contrast to most of the other cities in the state which date back to Portuguese colonial period. Geography... Tocantins

 
 

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