Pará (Portuguese pronunciation: [paˈɾa]) is a state in the north o Brazil. It borders the Brazilian states o (clockwise frae north) Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Amazonas an Roraima. Tae the northwast it an aw borders Guyana an Suriname, an tae the northeast it borders the Atlantic Ocean. The caipital is Belém.

State o Pará
Banner o State o Pará
Coat o airms o State o Pará
Coat o airms
Location o State o Pará in Brazil
Location o State o Pará in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°40′S 52°44′W / 5.667°S 52.733°W / -5.667; -52.733
Kintra Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest CeetyBelém
 • GovrenorSimão Jatene
 • Vice GovrenorHelenilson Pontes
 • Total1,247,689.5 km2 (481,735.6 sq mi)
Aurie rank2nt
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Tot7,588,078
 • Rank9t
 • Density6.1/km2 (16/sq mi)
 • Density rank21st
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 44,376,000,000 (13th)
 • Per caipitaR$ 6,241 (22nt)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.755 – medium (16t)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
Postal Code
66000-000 to 68890-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-PA

Pará is the maist populous state o the northren region wi a population o ower 6 million. It is the seicont lairgest state o Brazil in aurie, seicont anerlie tae Amazonas (it wis the third till Mato Grosso do Sul brak awa frae Mato Grosso in 1977). Its maist famous icons are the Amazon River an the Amazon Rainforest. Pará produces rubber (extractit frae natural rubber tree groves), tropical hardwoods such as mahogany, an minerals such as iron ore an bauxite.