Sergipe

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State of Sergipe
State

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Location of State of Sergipe in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°35′S 37°23′W / 10.59°S 37.38°W / -10.59; -37.38Coordinates: 10°35′S 37°23′W / 10.59°S 37.38°W / -10.59; -37.38
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City Aracaju
Government
 • Governor Marcelo Déda
 • Vice Governor Belivaldo Chagas
Area
 • Total 21,910.348 km2 (8,459.633 sq mi)
Area rank 26th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 2,110,867
 • Rank 22nd
 • Density 96.341099/km2 (249.52230/sq mi)
 • Density rank 5th
Demonym Sergipano
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 15,126,000,000 (21st)
 • Per capita R$ 7,560 (16th)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.742 – medium (20th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 49000-000 to 49990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-SE

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

Geography[change | edit source]

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

Economy[change | edit source]

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

History[change | edit source]

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.

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