Imperatriz is a city in Maranhão. Second largest of its state, with some 250.000 inhabitants, it provides a peek into a quite distant Brazil.
- Good bus connections. Note that the highway towards Belém is unsafe at night.
- A regional airport.
- The train [dead link] between Parauapebas and São Luís stops at Açailândia, about 80 km to the north.