Sao Luis (Brazil)

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Sao Luis cruise port

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South America

Local Time
2021-06-12 15:12

min: 71 °F (21 °C) / max: 84 °F (29 °C) 80°F
26.9°C
Wind: 348°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sWind: 348°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sLight breeze
2.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature84 °F / 29 °C
71 °F / 22 °C
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Sao Luis is a major port city, capital and largest city in Maranhao state (Brazil) with population over 1 million (metro over 1,2 million).

Sao Luis (Brazil) cruise port

  • The city is located on Saint Louis Island (Ilha de Sao Luis) in Baia de Sao Marcos (bay) on the Atlantic Ocean. The town was originally named Saint-Louis-de-Maragnan, established by France as one of the 3 Brazilian state capitals built on islands (the others are Vitoria and Florianopolis).
  • The city has two major seaports - Itaqui and Madeira, through which most of Brazil's iron ore is exported. City's main industry is metallurgy - represented by the Alcoa Corporation (USA) ranked world's 6th largest aluminium producer.
  • Port Itaqui is currently world's 2nd deepest seaport - after Rotterdam Holland, and one of country's busiest, exporting iron ore (from Carajas Mines) and industrial products due to its proximity to strategic port cities in USA and Europe.
  • In 1997, city's historical downtown was designated UNESCO Site. Road BR135 (via Estreito dos Mosquitos bridge) connects Sao Luis Island to mainland Brazil.
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