federated state of Brazil

Goiás is a state of Brazil. It is in the central part of the country. It shares borders with Tocantins, Bahia, Minas Gerais, the Federal District, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso. The capital and largest city in the state is Goiânia. With an area of 341,289 km², Goiás is about the size of the Republic of the Congo; smaller than Germany and larger than Finland.

State of Goiás
Flag of State of Goiás
Coat of arms of State of Goiás
Location of State of Goiás in Brazil
Location of State of Goiás in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°56′S 50°8′W / 15.933°S 50.133°W / -15.933; -50.133Coordinates: 15°56′S 50°8′W / 15.933°S 50.133°W / -15.933; -50.133
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityGoiânia
 • GovernorMarconi Perillo
 • Vice GovernorJosé Eliton
 • Total340,086 km2 (131,308 sq mi)
Area rank7th
 • Total6,154,996
 • Rank12th
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
 • Density rank17th
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 57,091,000,000 (9th)
 • Per capitaR$ 9,962 (12th)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.800 – high (9th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
73700-000 to 76790-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-GO

There are 246 municipalities in Goiás. The top 15 cities in order by number of people (est. 01/07/2005) are:


States of Brazil  
Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins
Federal district: Distrito Federal