Bacabal

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Bacabal
Flag of Bacabal
Flag
Coat of arms of Bacabal
Coat of arms
Location in Maranhão state
Location in Maranhão state
Bacabal is located in Brazil
Bacabal
Bacabal
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
CountryBrazil
RegionNortheast
StateMaranhão
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total104,633
Time zoneBRT (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 104,633 (IBGE 2018 estimate).[1] It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacabal.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  2. ^ "IBGE | Cidades | Maranhão | Bacabal". cidades.ibge.gov.br. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13