Sergipe is the smallest state in Brazil. Aracaju is the capital and largest city. Sergipe borders two other states, Bahia and Alagoas.
Sergipe's land is mostly caatinga. A strip of rainforest runs down the Atlantic coast. There are also swamps near the coast.
Sergipe's main crop is sugarcane. Cassava is also grown. There is a small petoleum industry.
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.