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Alagoas is a small state in northeastern Brazil, between the states of Pernambuco and Sergipe, touching the state of Bahia along a part of its southwestern border; it has an area of 27 767 square kilometres (a little larger than Haiti).

The capital, Maceió, which borders the Mundaú River, is famous for its beaches and seafood and is Alagoas' most popular tourist attraction.

Its other major cities are Arapiraca, Palmeira dos Índios, Rio Largo, Penedo, União dos Palmares, São Miguel dos Campos, Santana do Ipanema, Delmiro Gouveia, Coruripe, Marechal Deodoro and Campo Alegre.

The state's name originates from the lakes (lagoas, lagoons) along its coast near the city of Maceió; the coast itself is bordered by fringing reefs and many fine beaches.

Behind the beaches, sometimes only hundreds of meters and defined by steep scarps, lies a stretch of green coastal hills having enough rainfall for considerable agriculture and scarce remnants of the Atlantic Rain Forest, now largely limited to steep hill tops or steep valley sides and bottoms.

Further inland lies the Sertão, a high dry region dominated by scrub that is often thorn-filled and sometimes toxic; this area is famed in legend and song as the land of the cowboy clad from head to toe with very thick leather to avoid the tearing vegetation.

Alagoas gained a new airport complex, Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport, in Maceió Metropolitan Area, which combines glass, metal and granite and includes space for art exhibitions, a panoramic deck, chapel, seven escalators, nine elevators and four boarding bridges; the whole terminal was designed to permit access by the physically disabled, with ramps and special bathroom fixtures.

Municipalities: Água Branca, Anadia, Arapiraca, Atalaia, Barra de Santo Antônio, Barra de São Miguel, Batalha, Belém, Belo Monte, Boca da Mata, Branquinha, Cacimbinhas, Cajueiro, Campestre, Campo Alegre, Campo Grande, Canapi, Capela, Carneiros, Chã Preta, Coité do Nóia, Colônia Leopoldina, Coqueiro Seco, Coruripe, Craíbas, Delmiro Gouveia, Dois Riachos, Estrela de Alagoas, Feira Grande, Feliz Deserto, Flexeiras, Girau do Ponciano, Ibateguara, Igaci, Igreja Nova, Inhapi, Jacaré dos Homens, Jacuípe, Japaratinga, Jaramataia, Jequiá da Praia, Joaquim Gomes, Jundiá, Junqueiro, Lagoa da Canoa, Limoeiro de Anadia, Maceió, Major Isidoro, Mar Vermelho, Maragogi, Maravilha, Marechal Deodoro, Maribondo, Mata Grande, Matriz de Camaragibe, Messias, Minador do Negrão, Monteirópolis, Murici, Novo Lino, Olho d´Água das Flores, Olho d´Água do Casado, Olho d´Água Grande, Olivença, Ouro Branco, Palestina, Palmeira dos Índios, Pão de Açúcar, Pariconha, Paripueira, Passo de Camaragibe, Paulo Jacinto, Penedo, Piaçabuçu, Pilar, Pindoba, Piranhas, Poço das Trincheiras, Porto Calvo, Porto de Pedras, Porto Real do Colégio, Quebrangulo, Rio Largo, Roteiro, Santa Luzia do Norte, Santana do Ipanema, Santana do Mundaú, São Brás, São José da Laje, São José da Tapera, São Luís do Quitunde, São Miguel dos Campos, São Miguel dos Milagres, São Sebastião, Satuba, Senador Rui Palmeira, Tanque d´Arca, Taquarana, Teotônio Vilela, Traipu, União dos Palmares and Viçosa.
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