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Pará
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Pará

Statistics
Capital:Belém do Pará
Area:1.253.164,5 km²
Inhabitants:5.181.570
Pop. density:4.1 inh./km²
Timezone:GMT-3 (east)
GMT-4 (west)
ISO 3166-2:BR-PA
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Pará is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northern part of the country. Neighboring states are (from north clockwise) Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Amazonas and Roraima. To the north it also borders Guyana and Suriname (including the district named Para).

Other cities include:

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Flag
4 External links

Geography

Pará has a territory covered mostly by jungle, covering a vast area of Amazon Rainforest.

History

The state was place for several rebellions during colonial times (see History of Brazil).

Flag


The white stripe in the flag represents the zodiac. The blue star is Spica in the constellation Virgo, which is also depicted on the Flag of Brazil representing the state. The two red areas symbolize the vigor of the local people.

External links


States of Brazil
Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Federal District | 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