Grajaú, Maranhão

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Grajaú
Municipality
Location in Maranhão  state
Location in Maranhão state
Grajaú is located in Brazil
Grajaú
Grajaú
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°49′8″S 46°8′20″W / 5.81889°S 46.13889°W / -5.81889; -46.13889Coordinates: 5°49′8″S 46°8′20″W / 5.81889°S 46.13889°W / -5.81889; -46.13889
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast Region
State Maranhão
Area
 • Total 8,864 km2 (3,422 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 67,626
 • Density 7.6/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Grajaú is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Maranhão. Founded on 29 April 1811, its population in 2015 was of 67,626. The total area is 8,864 km2.[1]

It is one of the most important city in the south of the State. In Grajaú are located several industries of Plaster of Paris, as well as gypsum mining for other purposes (drywall, etc.). The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grajaú.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IBGE | Cidades | Maranhão | Grajaú". cidades.ibge.gov.br. Retrieved 2016-05-21.