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Coordinates: 10°34′S 37°22′W / 10.56°S 37.36°W / -10.56; -37.36
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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

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 petroleum 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.

References[change | change source]

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

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