Maracanaú

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Maracanaú
Municipality
Location in Ceará  state
Location in Ceará state
Maracanaú is located in Brazil
Maracanaú
Maracanaú
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 3°52′S 38°38′W / 3.867°S 38.633°W / -3.867; -38.633Coordinates: 3°52′S 38°38′W / 3.867°S 38.633°W / -3.867; -38.633
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast Region
State Ceará
Population (2006)
 • Total 196,000
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)

Maracanaú is a municipality in the state of Ceará, Brazil. Its name comes from Tupi language and means "lagoon where maracanãs (red-shouldered macaws) drink", because of the presence of these birds flying over the lagoons in the city's area.

In 2006, there were about 196,000 inhabitants.

Sports[edit]

Maracanã Esporte Clube is the municipality's soccer club. The club will compete in the 2013 Campeonato Cearense.

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