Sergipe

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State of Sergipe
State
Flag of State of Sergipe
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Sergipe
Coat of arms
Location of State of Sergipe in Brazil
Location of State of Sergipe in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityAracaju
Government
 • GovernorMarcelo Déda
 • Vice GovernorBelivaldo Chagas
Area
 • Total21,910.348 km2 (8,459.633 sq mi)
Area rank26th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total2,110,867
 • Rank22nd
 • Density96/km2 (250/sq mi)
 • Density rank5th
Demonym(s)Sergipano
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 15,126,000,000 (21st)
 • Per capitaR$ 7,560 (16th)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.742 – medium (20th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code49000-000 to 49990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-SE
Websitese.gov.br

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

Geography[change | change 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 | change source]

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

History[change | change 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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