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Maranhão - Travel information

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climate in Sao Luis Area: 333,365 km2 ; Population: 5,651,475 (2000)
Official website:
Important newspapers: O Estado do Maranhão; O Progresso
Map of Maranhão; How to get to Maranhão

Maranhão and São Luís

Attracted by the wealthiness of the Amazon, the French invaded the north of Brazil, where today is Maranhão; their stay was short, from 1613 to 1615, but they funded the city of São Luís (actually, the French gave the name in tribute to King Louis XIII, which indeed became a Saint; the Portuguese expelled the French, but kept the name of the city).

Important cities in Maranhão

Capital city: São Luís
Other cities: Alcântara
List of all cities in Maranhão.

Tourist Attractions and Events in Maranhão


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