Flag of Bacabal

Coat of arms of Bacabal

Coat of arms
Location in Maranhão state
Location in Maranhão state
Bacabal is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 4°13′30″S44°46′48″W / 4.22500°S 44.78000°W / -4.22500; -44.78000Coordinates: 4°13′30″S44°46′48″W / 4.22500°S 44.78000°W / -4.22500; -44.78000
Country Brazil
Region Northeast
State Maranhão
 • Total 104,633
Time zone UTC-03:00 (BRT)

Bacabal is a city in Maranhão, Brazil. It is located approximately 250 km south of the state capital São Luís. The city proper has a population of 104,633 (IBGE 2018 estimate).[1] It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bacabal.[2]

The municipality contains a small part of the Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area, a 1,775,035.6 hectares (4,386,208 acres) sustainable use conservation unit created in 1991 that has been a Ramsar Site since 2000.[3]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics"(PDF). 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019. 2018 Estimates of Population
  2. ^ "IBGE | Cidades | Maranhão | Bacabal". Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  3. ^ APA Baixada Maranhense (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-13

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