Place:Marabá, Pará, Brazil


Alt namesMarabasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Marabásource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-106
Coordinates5.383°S 49.167°W
Located inPará, Brazil
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Marabá is a municipality in the state of Pará, Brazil. Its greatest geographic reference is the confluence of two large rivers near the historic city center, forming a "Y" if seen from space. It basically consists of six urban centers linked by five highways.

It is the fourth-most-populous municipality in the state of Pará, approximately 251.885 inhabitants according to the IBGE/2013, and the fourth largest GDP in the state of Pará, with USD1.543.254,34 according to the IDESP/2010. It's the main center of political, social, and economic development in southern of Pará and one of the most dynamic municipalities in Brazil.

Marabá has a strategic position and is crossed by five highways. It also has a large logistics infrastructure, with a port, airport, and railway. The municipality has a growing industrial park. The steel industry is especially important to Marabá's vast agricultural frontier. Marabá also has a strong trade and services sector.

Marabá is characterized by its broad mix of peoples and cultures that do justice to the meaning of the town's nickname: "Son of Miscegenation."

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