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CULTURE - City Structure
The city today gathers one of the best structures of Brazil. Ready to receive a great number of investments. Due to:

1st. The city has an electric power with 600 MW, taking quality electricity power to its consumers;

2nd. Has excelent hydrographic potential, being surrounded by many rivers with the Tocantins River being the most important with 2.850km of extension:

3rd. Highway BR-010 (Belém-Brasília), BR-226, BR-222, and MA-122, MA-123 e MA-280, also the Norte-Sul train, wich makes connection with trains from Carajás;

4th. It`s the most important city in a scale of 600km, with influence in south of Para state, north of Tocantins state and south of Maranhao state. Away 630km of São Luís (state capitol), 570km of Belém-PA, 800km of Teresina-PI and 600km of Palmas-TO. It`s the reference point to distribution of products in the region;

Localization
Surface 1.531km² High 80m
 Latitude 05.38 S Longitude 47.23 W
(Fonte: IBGE/2000)

Limits
North Cidelândia-MA and São Francisco do Brejão-MA
South Davinópolis-MA, Senador La Rocque-MA and Governador Edison Lobão-MA
East João Lisboa-MA and São Francisco do Brejão-MA
West Tocantins River (Tocantins State)

Climate
There are two well defined seasons: Winter or the rainy season ((October to April) and Summer or the dry season (May to September). The cold weather months are generally June and July, and the hottest are August and October. The average temperature is 21 to 38 degrees celsius year round. (Fonte: IPES/98).
The city is surrounded by Tocantins Rivers, and also water streams such as Cacau, Bacuri, Santa Tereza, Capivara, Barra Grande, Cinzeiro, Angical, Grotão do Basílio and Saranzal.
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Demographic Statistics
Total Population
230,450 hab.
Urban Population
218,555 hab.
Country Population
11,895 hab.
Males
110,739 hab.
Females
119,711 hab.
Demografic Density
150,52 hab/Km2
Birth rate 0.5% from 01.03.1996 to 01.08.2000
Urbanization Rate
94,84%
(Fonte: IBGE/2000)

Social Aspects

Health Care
Hospitals
Municipal owned
01
State owned
01
Private
24
Healthcare centers
17
Drugstores
59
Hospital capacity
2,493
Medical Doctors
1/1000 hab.

Education
Number of Schools
Federal
04
State owned
27
Minucipal owned
139
Private
36
Skill`s schools
03

Number of Professors
Municipal
State
Basic Education
1,345
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Technical Education
-
15
High School
568
3,382

Population attended by educational network
Federal
756
State
36,832
Municipal
53,857
Private
13,900
Total
95,547

Economics Aspects
From the construction of Belém-Brasília highway, in 1960, Imperatriz started to bring interested businesses from the Center-West and south part of Brazil.
Until the 90s, the city has passed through three economic cycles of rice, wood and gold. Now, our city’s economy is predominately in the clothing sector, with 77,78% of the market.
The primary and secondary sectors occupies, 16,76% and 5,46% of the market respectively.

Urban Infra-Estruture
Water and sewerage system
The clean water supply and sewerage system is under the responsibility of CAEMA - Companhia de Água e Esgoto do Estado do Maranhão. The percentile of the population that has access to these services are 90%, some are served by artesian wather.
Electricity Supply
As mentioned before, now the city is served by an station of 600 MW, supplying excellent electrical capacity to its local customers, and also helping with the supply to south of Brazil.
City`s waste
The waste is collected by special trucks and 80% of the total city area with adequate service.
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