Alcântara
in Alcântara of Maranhão, Brazil

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-2.404 and -44.417 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -2° 24' 14" and W -44° 25' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Real - BRL
Spoken languages:
Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:34 PM (Friday)
Timezone: America/Fortaleza
UTC/GMT offset: -3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:43 am and 5:51 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-0.400 and 135.269 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Bespondi
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Brazil in South America

Safety Score: 3,3 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Brazil.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Brazil. Last Update: 2022-09-30 08:19:43

Discover Alcântara

Alcântara in Alcântara (Maranhão) with it's 5,655 citizens is a town in Brazil about 955 mi (or 1,536 km) north of Brasilia, the country's capital city.

Current time in Alcântara is now 06:34 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named America / Fortaleza with an UTC offset of -3 hours. We know of 5 airports near Alcântara. The closest airport in Brazil is Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport in a distance of 18 mi (or 29 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Historic Centre of São Luís in a distance of 81 mi (or 130 km), North-East.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Sao Luis, Nova Olina do Marnhao, Araguana, Paulo Ramos and Lago dos Rodrigues. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 84 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 82 °F
Night Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 68%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 26% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Friday, 30th of September 2022

29°C (84 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.

Saturday, 1st of October 2022

30°C (86 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 2nd of October 2022

30°C (85 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Broken clouds, fresh breeze.

Videos from this area

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Terra de Gigantes - Humberto Gessinger em São Luís 14.11.14

Published: November 15, 2014
Length: 46:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: pablo nascimento

Trecho do Show Geração Brazuca em São Luís - MA, com Nando Reis e Humberto Gessinger.


História #50 - Luíses - São Luís | MA

Published: December 19, 2013
Length: 57:32 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Imagina Coletivo

Longa-metragem rodado no Maranhão e produzido pelo grupo Éguas Coletivo Audiovisual, o filme "Luíses - Solrealismo Maranhense" é uma mistura de ficção e documentário que retrata a vida...


Banda Bandida - São Luís MA

Published: October 16, 2009
Length: 01:24 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Fabio Dias

Banda Bandida percorrendo as ruas do Centro Histórico no Carnaval de São Luís-MA. TV Mirante.


Bumba Meu Boi de Axixá - São João 2014 - São Luís-MA

Published: June 24, 2014
Length: 07:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: pablo nascimento

Apresentação do Boi de Axixá no arraial da Lagoa da Jansen em São Luís do Maranhão, em 20 de Junho de 2014.


Cidade Ideia: Uma proposta viável e necessária para São Luís

Published: June 30, 2013
Length: 14:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Cidadeideia

Há pouco mais de 1 ano, defendi o mestrado que contemplava um projeto de estruturação do sistema de transporte público em São Luís. Para assistir ao vídeo que resume esta tese, clique...


FURACÃO ELÉTRICO - FAZENDA (SÃO LUÍS-MA) 12.01.2012

Published: January 14, 2013
Length: 26:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: fábio santos

MARA PAVANELLY CANTA PODEROSA,LINDA, PERIGOSA EM RITMO ELETRIZADO JÁ ESQUENTANDO A GALERA PRO CARNAVAL. FURACÃO MANÍACOS MA.


MaisDestinos.com | São Luís do Maranhão - Bloco 3

Published: December 10, 2012
Length: 50:56 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: tvbrasiltur

Acesse: http://www.maisdestinos.com/ma - #MaisDestinos.


A LOKA DO JARDIM TURÚ SÃO LUÍS-MA

Published: July 26, 2014
Length: 10:46 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: GMS tv

tudo aconteceu no terminal de ônibus do bairro da Cohab enquanto estaria acontecendo uma manifestação por melhorias no transporte público.


São Luís em 360° | Teaser

Published: January 16, 2012
Length: 21:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: 9D studio

Teaser do projeto em desenvolvimento pela 9D studio.


Vlog do Ricardo- Realidade de São Luís

Published: May 13, 2012
Length: 31:44 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: ToTeVendo01

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Alcântara Launch Center

The Alcântara Launch Center (Portuguese: Centro de Lançamento de Alcântara) is a satellite launching base of the Brazilian Space Agency in the city of Alcântara, located on Brazil's northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão. Its geographical location is {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:2|17|S|44|23|W||| | |name= }}. It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force (Comando da Aeronáutica). The CLA is the closest launching base to the equator.

Located at -2.37306, -44.3964 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Spaceports, Rocket launch sites, Space program of Brazil

VLS-1 V03

The 2003 Alcântara VLS accident was an accident involving a Brazilian Space Agency VLS-1 launch vehicle, which was intended to have launched two satellites into orbit. The rocket exploded on its launch pad at the Alcântara Launch Center killing 21 people. This was the third attempt by the Brazilian Space Agency to launch the VLS rocket into space.

Located at -2.37306, -44.3964 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Space accidents and incidents, Space program fatalities, 2003 in Brazil

Alcântara, Maranhão

Alcântara is a Brazilian city in the state of Maranhão. The city has a population of 22,359 (2005), and is 30 km away from the state's capital, São Luís. Founded by French explorers in the 16th century, Alcântara was later conquered by the Portuguese, who used the small village as a base to take São Luís from the Dutch in 1646. The city was declared by the Brazilian government as a National Historical Patrimony. The city's economy is based mainly on tourism and fishing.

Located at -2.40889, -44.415 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated coastal places in Maranhão

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Alcântara, QAH