Place:Marabá, Pará, Brazil

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NameMarabá
Alt namesMarabasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Marabásource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-106
TypeCity
Coordinates5.383°S 49.167°W
Located inPará, Brazil
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Marabá is an municipality in the state of Pará, Brazil. His greatest geographical 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 USD $ 1.543.254,34 according to the IDESP/2010. It's the main center of political, social and economic development of southern of Pará and one of the most dynamic municipalities in Brazil.

Marabá has a strategic position, is crossed by five highways. He also has a large logistics infrastructure, with port, airport and railway. The municipality has a growing industrial park, especially the steel industry, is important in agriculture, with a vast agricultural frontier, and 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 his nickname: "son of miscegenation".

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