Economy and Culture
Argued by French, Portuguese and Dutchmen in the beginning of
the Brazilian colonization, the maranhão (MA) he reveals in your
cookery the mixture of the settlers' influences, of the Indians
that there lived and of the brought blacks of the áfrica.
The sweet Portuguese divide the table with the one of native
fruits, as passion fruit, bacuri, jenipapo and tamarind. In the
coast shellfishes, siris, crabs and fish are consumed. Directly
of the neighbor's cookery Pará, the kitchen from Maranhão is
light, with little seasoning and fat in the
preparation of fish and meats.
The first popular manifestation is the party of the drum-my-ox,
but he also stands out the drum-of-Creole.
Maranhão is the only state of the North Area with part of your
territory for the amazon forest. An important area of
environmental protection is the National park of the Sheets From
Maranhão with dunes of up to 50 meters of height.
The state shelters the important I besiege paleontological. In
the city of Little Itapecuru they were already found the fossils
of the oldest saurópode discovered in the country, with 100
I trade him and the services answer for 46% of the economy of
the state. About of the movement of loads in ports of the North
and of the Northeast it goes by the port compound integrated by
the terminals of Itaqui, Tip of the Wood and Alumar.
Over there, they are exported aluminum, iron, soy and manganese
mainly. He/she/you elaborates her, that it represents 25,2% of
GDP from Maranhão, he/she leans on in the sections metallurgist,
nutritious and chemical. In the agriculture, they stand out the
the corn, and the soy.
With a coast of 640 kilometers, most extensive Monday of the
country (the first is the one of Bahia), Maranhão has in the
fishing important economical activity.
In 2004 the population of this state belonged to 6.021.504
dispersed in a territory of 331.983.2 km².
Strategy of industrial
The strategy of industrial development of Maranhão is guided by
a future vision characterized by the expectation of the society
with relationship to an accelerated process of industrialization
and it indicates an articulate group of actions for the
construction of this future.
The future wanted by the entrepreneurs for the industry of
Maranhão it combines a high competitiveness sistêmica of the
economy from Maranhão with a wide adensamento of the productive
chains, increasing the aggregation of value of the products and
central segments of the economy of the State.
On the other hand, this future considers the enlargement of the
internal market in the State and he/she presupposes an important
change in reality economical, social and environmental, as
condition even for the improvement of the from Maranhão
This future is made possible by a successful alliance among the
entrepreneurs, the Government of the State and the society,
seeking to transform Maranhão in an of the principal links of
sustentação of the national strategy of competitive integration
with the world trade.
Potentialities of Maranhão
Enter the potentialities they were
The readiness of economical infrastructure
(I carry, highways, ferrovias and hidrovias);
The strategic geographical position
(especially for export);
The wide base of natural resources
(lands, climate, resources hídricos etc.);
A park mínero-metallurgist's existence and
of a strong agricultural base, besides the integration with the