Piauí

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State o Piauí
State

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Location o State o Piauí in Brazil
Coordinates: 8°14′S 43°6′W / 8.233°S 43.100°W / -8.233; -43.100
Kintra Banner o Brazil Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest Ceety Teresina
Government
 • Govrenor Wilson Nunes Martins
Area
 • Total 251,529.186 km2 (97,115.962 sq mi)
Area rank 11t
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Total 3,119,015
 • Rank 18t
 • Density 12/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Density rank 18t
Demonym Piauiense
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 12,790,000,000 (23rd)
 • Per caipita R$ 4,213 (27t)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.703 – medium (25t)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRT (UTC-3)
Postal Code 64000-000 to 64990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-PI
Website pi.gov.br

Piauí (Portuguese pronunciation: [pjaˈwi] or [pi.awˈi]) is ane o the states o Brazil, locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra.

Piauí haes the shortest coastline o ony o the nan-landlockit Brazilian states at 66 km (41 mi), an the caipital, Teresina, is the anerlie state caipital in the north east tae be locatit inland. The raison for this is, unlike the rest o the aurie, Piauí wis first colonised inland an slowly expanded towards the ocean, rather than the ither wey around. In the sootheast o the state, the Naitional Pairk o Serra da Capivara is a UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid. The pairk haes mair than 400 airchaeological steids an the lairgest concentration o rock paintins in the warld, in a landscape dominatit bi canyons an caatinga.

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