state in the Northeast Region of Brazil

Sergipe is the smallest state in Brazil. Aracaju is the capital and largest city. Sergipe borders two other states, Bahia and Alagoas.

State of Sergipe
Flag of State of Sergipe
Coat of arms of State of Sergipe
Location of State of Sergipe in Brazil
Location of State of Sergipe in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°34′S 37°22′W / 10.56°S 37.36°W / -10.56; -37.36
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityAracaju
 • GovernorMarcelo Déda
 • Vice GovernorBelivaldo Chagas
 • Total21,910.348 km2 (8,459.633 sq mi)
 • Rank26th
 • Total2,110,867
 • Rank22nd
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
  • Rank5th
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 15,126,000,000 (21st)
 • Per capitaR$ 7,560 (16th)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.742 – medium (20th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
49000-000 to 49990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-SE

Geography change

Sergipe's land is mostly caatinga. A strip of rainforest runs down the Atlantic coast. There are also swamps near the coast.

Economy change

Sergipe's main crop is sugarcane. Cassava is also grown. There is a small petroleum industry.

History change

The first people to live in Sergipe were from the Tupi Tribe. The name "Sergipe" is the Tupi word for crab.

The Portugal took over the area, and made a settlement at São Cristóvão. Later, French pirates invaded Sergipe, but they left soon after.

Now, Sergipe is part of free Brazil.

References change

  1. "IBGE | Portal do IBGE | IBGE".

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