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For ither uises, see Ceará (disambiguation).

Ceará (Portuguese pronunciation: [siaˈɾa][2]) is ane o the 27 states o Brazil, locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra, on the Atlantic coast. It is currently the 8t lairgest Brazilian state bi population an the 17t bi aurie. It is ane o the main touristic destinations in Brazil an aw. The state caipital is the ceety o Fortaleza.

State o Ceará
Banner o State o Ceará
Coat o airms o State o Ceará
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Terra da Luz (Land of Light)
Location o State o Ceará in Brazil
Location o State o Ceará in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°5′S 40°23′W / 5.083°S 40.383°W / -5.083; -40.383
Kintra  Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest Ceety Fortaleza
 • Govrenor Cid Ferreira Gomes
 • Vice Govrenor Francisco José Pinheiro
 • Total 146,348.3 km2 (56,505.4 sq mi)
Aurie rank 17t
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Tot 8,448,055
 • Rank 6t
 • Density 58/km2 (150/sq mi)
 • Density rank 11t
Demonym(s) Cearense
 • Year 2011
 • Total R$ 84,360,000,000 (12t)
 • Per caipita R$ 9,666 (Leet o Brazilian states bi gross domestic product)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.523
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Simmer (DST) Brasília Summer (UTC-02)
Postal Code 60000-000 to 63990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-CE

Literally, the name Ceará means "sings the jandaia".[3] Accordin tae José de Alencar, ane o the maist important writers o Brazil an an authority in Tupi Guaraní, Ceará means turquoise or green watters. Thare are theories that the state name wad derive frae Siriará an aw, a reference tae the crabs frae the seashore.

The state is best kent for its extensive coastline, wi 600 kilometers (370 mi) o sand. Thare are muntains an valleys producin tropical fruits an aw. Tae the sooth, on the mairch o Paraíba, Pernambuco an Piauí, is the Naitional Forest o Araripe.


  1. Censo 2010: população do Brasil é de 190.732.694 pessoas
  2. In Brazilian Portuguese variant spoken in Ceará. The European Portuguese pronunciation is [siɐˈɾa].
  3. "Língua Indígena. O nome Ceará" (PDF). Revista do Instituto do Ceará. 1999. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2008-10-03. Retrieved 2007-09-06. [deid airtin]

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