Pará

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State o Pará
State

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Coat of arms
Location o State o Pará in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°40′S 52°44′W / 5.667°S 52.733°W / -5.667; -52.733
Kintra Banner o Brazil Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest Ceety Belém
Government
 • Govrenor Simão Jatene
 • Vice Govrenor Helenilson Pontes
Area
 • Total 1,247,689.5 km2 (481,735.6 sq mi)
Area rank 2nt
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Total 7,588,078
 • Rank 9t
 • Density 6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)
 • Density rank 21st
Demonym Paraense
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 44,376,000,000 (13th)
 • Per caipita R$ 6,241 (22nt)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.755 – medium (16t)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
Postal Code 66000-000 to 68890-000
ISO 3166 code BR-PA
Website pa.gov.br

Pará (Portuguese pronunciation: [paˈɾa]) is a state in the north o Brazil. It borders the Brazilian states o (clockwise frae north) Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Amazonas an Roraima. Tae the northwast it an aw borders Guyana an Suriname, an tae the northeast it borders the Atlantic Ocean. The caipital is Belém.

Pará is the maist populous state o the northren region wi a population o ower 6 million. It is the seicont lairgest state o Brazil in aurie, seicont anerlie tae Amazonas (it wis the third till Mato Grosso do Sul brak awa frae Mato Grosso in 1977). Its maist famous icons are the Amazon River an the Amazon Rainforest. Pará produces rubber (extractit frae natural rubber tree groves), tropical hardwoods such as mahogany, an minerals such as iron ore an bauxite.

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