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Alagoas, a province and city of Brazil. The province is situated on the coast between Pernambuco N. and Sergipe S., being bounded on this side by Rio San Francisco. It extends inland 150 miles. and has an area of 15,036 square miles. The upper districts are mountainous and thickly wooded. Fine timber, dye-woods, and drugs are the products here, whilst the alluvial plains near the coast yield cotton, sugar, rice, and tropical fruits. There are no manufactures. The city stands on the shore of L. Manguaba. It is now insignificant, and Maceio is the capital.