BRAZIL MAP/GEOGRAPHIC INFO

Discussion in 'The South of the USA FAQ' started by trilingual, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. trilingual

    trilingual Marquess

    Brazil is a huge country, larger than the lower-48 U.S. states. It's divided into 25 (or maybe 26?) states. When you research Brazilian sites for travel information, you may find that the listings are by state, and not by city. To figure out what state a city is located in, you'll need a good map. This is a pretty good one, showing the states, the regions into which Brazil is officially divided, major cities and time zones.

    http://www.brazilbrazil.com/m/map0007c.jpg

    To research information, you will also find it useful to know the names of the state capitals (which are also most of the major cities) and the two-letter abbreviations for each of the states. Starting from the deepest south, by region, they are:

    SOUTH:

    Rio Grande do Sul (RS): Porto Alegre
    Santa Catarina (SC): Florianópolis
    Paraná (PR): Curitiba

    SOUTHEAST:

    São Paulo (SP): São Paulo
    Rio de Janeiro (RJ): Rio de Janeiro
    Minas Gerais (MG): Belo Horizonte
    Espírito Santo (ES): Vitória

    NORTHEAST:

    Bahia (BA): Salvador
    Sergipe (SE): Aracaju
    Alagoas (AL): Maceió
    Pernambuco (PN): Recife
    Paraíba (PB): João Pessoa
    Rio Grande do Norte (RN): Natal
    Ceará (CE): Fortaleza
    Piauí (PI): Teresina
    Maranhão (MA): São Luis

    NORTH:

    Pará (PA): Belém
    Amapá (AP): Macapá
    Amazonas (AM): Manaus
    Roraima (RR): Boa Vista
    Acre (AC): Rio Branco
    Rondônia (RO): Porto Velho
    Tocantins (TO): Palmas

    CENTER-WEST:

    Goiás (GO): Goiânia
    Mato Grosso (MT): Cuiabá
    Mato Grosso do Sul (MS): Campo Grande
    Distrito Federal (DF): Brasília