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Flag of State of Ceará
Coat of arms of State of Ceará
Coat of arms
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Location of State of Ceará in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityFortaleza
 • GovernorCid Ferreira Gomes
 • Vice GovernorFrancisco José Pinheiro
 • Total146,348.3 km2 (56,505.4 sq mi)
Area rank17th
 • Total8,606,005
 • Rank8th
 • Density58.804954/km2 (152.30413/sq mi)
 • Density rank11th
 • Year2011
 • TotalR$ 84,360,000,000 (12th)
 • Per capitaR$ 9,666 (List of Brazilian states by gross domestic product)
 • Year2005
 • Category0,723
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02 (Brasília Summer)
Postal Code
60000-000 to 63990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-CE

Ceará is one of the 26 states of Brazil. It is in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast. Ceará has many beaches, which brings a lot of tourism.


Ceará has an area of 148,016 km². It shares borders on the east by the states of Rio Grande do Norte and Paraíba, on the south by Pernambuco state, and on the west by Piauí. Its northern border is the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Fortaleza.


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