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Location in Maranhão  state
Location in Maranhão state
Bacabal is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 4°13′30″S 44°46′48″W / 4.22500°S 44.78000°W / -4.22500; -44.78000Coordinates: 4°13′30″S 44°46′48″W / 4.22500°S 44.78000°W / -4.22500; -44.78000
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast Region
State Maranhão
Population (2015)
 • Total 102,656
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Bacabal is a city in Maranhão, Brazil. It is located approximately 250 km south of the state capital São Luís. The city proper has a population of 102,656 (IBGE 2015 estimate). It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacabal.[1]

The municipality contains a small part of the Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area, a 1,775,035.6 hectares (4,386,208 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1991 that has been a Ramsar Site since 2000.[2]


  1. ^ "IBGE | Cidades | Maranhão | Bacabal". Retrieved 2016-05-19. 
  2. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13