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São Luís (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w luˈis], Saint Louis) is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Maranhão. The city is located on Ilha de São Luís (Saint Louis' Island) in the Baía de São Marcos (Saint Mark's Bay), an extension of the Atlantic Ocean which forms the estuary of Pindaré, Mearim, Itapecuru and other rivers. Its coordinates are 2.53° south, 44.30° west. The city proper has a population of some 986,826 people (2008 IBGE estimate). The metropolitan area totals 1,227,659, ranked as the 16th largest in Brazil. São Luís, created originally as Saint-Louis, is the only Brazilian state capital founded by France (see France Équinoxiale) and it is one of the three Brazilian state capitals located on islands (the others are Vitória and Florianópolis). The city has two major sea ports: Madeira Port and Itaqui Port, through which a substantial part of Brazil's iron ore, originating from the (pre)-Amazon region, is exported. The city's main industries are metallurgical with Alumar, and VALE. São Luís is home of the Federal University of Maranhão. São Luís was the home town of famous Brazilian samba singer Alcione, Brazilian writers Aluísio Azevedo, Ferreira Gullar and Josué Montello, Belgian-naturalised soccer player Luís Oliveira, and the musician João do Vale and Zeca Baleiro, a Música popular brasileira (MPB) singer.

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Facts and Stats for Sao Luis*

  • Sao Luis: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sao Luis for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sao Luis.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 87.5 (Very High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 96.88 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 96.88 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 84.38 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 85.71 (Very High)
    • Attacks 71.43 (High)
    • Drug offense 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 21.88 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.43 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 90.63 (Very High)
  • Living in Sao Luis - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 21.07 (Low)
    • Climate Index 71.49 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.5 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sao Luis

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sao Luis

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.61 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 55.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 45.58 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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