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Encyclopedia > Alagoas
Alagoas
Flag of Alagoas
Capital
(and largest city)
Maceió
Demonym Alagoano
Government
 -  Governor Teotônio Vilela Filho
 -  Vice Governor José Wanderley Neto
Area
 -  Total 27.767,661 km² (25th)
Population
 -  2006 estimate 3.050.652 (16th)
 -  2005 census 3.018.632 
 -  Density 109,9/km² (4th)
GDP 2005 estimate
 -  Total R$ 11.556.013 (21th)
 -  Per capita R$ 4.687 (25th)
HDI (2000) 0.649 (medium) (26th)
Abbreviation BR-AL
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 -  Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Alagoas (AL), pron. IPA: /a.la.'go.ajs/ [1], is a small state in northeastern Brazil lying between the states of Pernambuco and Sergipe; touching the state of Bahia along a part of its southwestern border. The southern border of Alagoas is defined by the Rio São Francisco (São Francisco River). From the lagoons came the name of the state, which, in the 16th century, was invaded by Portuguese and French searching for pau-brazil (a type of wood). The Dutch first arrived in the neighboring state of Pernambuco and ended up conquering the territory. Image File history File links Bandeira_de_Alagoas. ... Image File history File links COA_of_Alagoas. ... Image File history File links Brazil_State_Alagoas. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... This page talks about Human Developpment Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Brazil cover 1 Federal District and 26 states. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Brazil has four time zones. ... UTC redirects here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Brazil has four time zones. ... UTC redirects here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... Capital (and largest city) Recife Demonym Pernambucano Government  -  Governor Eduardo Campos  -  Vice Governor João Lyra Neto Area  -  Total 98. ... Flag of Sergipe See other Brazilian States Capital Aracaju Largest City Aracaju Area 21,994 km² Population   - Total   - Density 1. ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... The São Francisco River is a river in Brazil with a length of 3,160 kilometres. ... See lagoon (disambiguation) for other possible meanings. ... Capital (and largest city) Recife Demonym Pernambucano Government  -  Governor Eduardo Campos  -  Vice Governor João Lyra Neto Area  -  Total 98. ...


Throughout history, Alagoas have always maintained a good relationship with Pernambuco. The two states are so close that tourists cannot leave one without visiting the other. The capital, Maceió, which borders the Rio Macaió, is famous for its beaches and seafood and is Alagoas' most popular tourist attraction. Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ...

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Geography

The state's name originates with the lakes along its coast near the city of Maceió. The coast is bordered by fringing reefs and many fine beaches. Behind the beaches, sometimes only hundreds of meters and defined by steep scarps, lies a stretch of green coastal hills having enough rainfall for considerable agriculture and scarce remnants of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Rain Forest) that now is largely limited to steep hill tops or steep valley sides and bottoms. This is the area long dominated by sugar cane. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1023 × 682 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1023 × 682 pixel, file size: 1. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... A typical ecosystem of Mata Atlântica at Serra do Mar Mata Atlântica is the Atlantic Rain Forest formerly covering the wet coastal hills along the Atlantic coast of Brazil (mostly in the Serra do Mar). ...


Still further inland lies the Sertão of the Northeast region of the nation. The Sertão is a high dry region dominated by scrub that is often thorn filled and sometimes toxic, the caatinga. This area and its people is famed in legend and song. It is the land of the cowboy who is clad from head to toe (if he is lucky) with very thick leather to avoid the tearing vegetation. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sertão. ...


History

View of Marechal Deodoro.

During the first three centuries of its history, Alagoas was part of the captaincy of Pernambuco, only changing into an independent captaincy in 1817. As a reprisal against the Pernambucan Revolution, the King John VI of Portugal ordered a vast portion of the Pernambucan territory to be taken apart, most including its southern portion, one part given to the captaincy of Bahia, the other portion made independent and bringing up Alagoas as a new Brazilian captaincy. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,772 × 2,701 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,772 × 2,701 pixels, file size: 1. ... Marechal Deodoro has about 30. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Rebels of Pernambuco Portuguese Imperial forces Commanders Dom João of Portugal Domingos José Martins, Antônio Carlos de Andrada e Silva, Frei Caneca The Pernambucan Revolt of 1817 occurred in that province in the Northeastern region of Brazil, and was sparked mainly by the decline of sugar cane... John VI (Portuguese João), the Clement (Port. ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ...


Initially, in the first years of the 16th century, Alagoas settlement went on slowly, however helped by Africans turned into slaves whose work urged the local economy. In the period between the 16th and 17th centuries, French pirates invaded its territory attracted by the commerce of Brazil wood. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Brazilwood is a common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) whose wood yields a red dye called brazilein. ...


Some time latter, Duarte Coelho, owner of the captaincy of Pernambuco, gave the control of the region back to the Portuguese, running the territory as part of his captaincy. He gave impulse to grow sugar cane plantations and to build up some sugar mills as well as founded the cities of Penedo and Alagoas – this last one originally baptized by Portuguese as Santa Maria Madalena da Alagoa do Sul (Saint Mary Magdalene of the Southern Lake), currently the historic heritage town of Marechal Deodoro. Penedo is a municipality/county in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. ... Marechal Deodoro has about 30. ...


In 1570, a second expedition ordered by Duarte Coelho and leaded by Cristóvão Lins, explored the north of Alagoas and founded the settlement of Porto Calvo and five sugar mills, which two of them still endure, Buenos Aires and Escurial. Events January 23 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war February 25 - Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England with the bull Regnans in Excelsis May 20 - Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. ... Porto Calvo is a city in Alagoas, Brazil. ...


In 1630, the territory was taken by the Dutch, whose interest to manage the commerce of sugar in most part of the northeastern region of Brazil urged a fight to take the control of the region. As part of one of the wealthiest Brazilian captaincies, Alagoas prospered exactly for the sugar commerce. However, the Dutch colonizers abandoned the territory after being defeated in 1645. Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely traded commodity. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ...


Decades before Alagoas being done apart in 1817, its sugar industry was formed by 200 mills and the agriculture took impulse by cotton, tobacco and corn plantations. With Brazilian independence from Portugal in 1822, Alagoas becomes a province. In 1839, the capital of the province is changed definitively from the town of Alagoas to Maceio, mainly due to the increasing economy of the city year by year because of its port. For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... Binomial name L. Corn (Zea mays L. ssp. ... Location map Capital Rio de Janeiro Created October 12, 1822 Dissolved November 15, 1889 Demonym Brazilian The Empire of Brazil is a political entity that comprised present-day Brazil under the rule of Emperors Pedro I and his son Pedro II. Founded in 1822, it was replaced by a republic... 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Demographics

Ethnic groups

Pajuçara beach, in Maceió.
Pajuçara beach, in Maceió.

According to the IBGE of 2007, there were 3.057.000 people residing in the state. The population density was 109,9 inh./km². The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 1.069.950 million White people (35.0%), 1.742.490 million Pardo people (57.0%), 235 thousand Black people (7.7%), 9 thousand Asian or Amerindian people (0.3%).[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Pajuçara is a famous beach in Maceió, capital of Alagoas, in Brazil. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... White Brazilians make up 49. ... In Brazil, the Pardos are a mixture of Europeans, Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion, as used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in censuses since 1950. ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... Asian Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Asian descent. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ...


The majority of the Whites of the state is of Portuguese and Italian descent. The Pardos are a mixture of Europeans with the Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion. The Blacks are of African descent. White Brazilians make up 49. ... In Brazil, the Pardos are a mixture of Europeans, Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion, as used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in censuses since 1950. ... The European peoples are the various nations and ethnic groups of Europe. ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


Urbanization: 66.2% (2004); Population growth: 1.3% (1991-2000); Houses: 760.130 (2005). Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theoretical Human population increase from 10,000 BC – 2000 AD. Population growth is the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population per unit time. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Source: PNAD.


Economy

Ponta Verde beach, in Maceió.
Ponta Verde beach, in Maceió.

The service sector is the largest component of GDP at 55.8%, followed by the industrial sector at 36.9%. Agriculture represents 7.3%, of GDP (2004). Alagoas exports: sugar 58.8%, alcohol 29.4%, chemicals 9%, tobacco 2.1% (2002). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... The industrial sector is generally defined as manufacturing, construction, mining, agriculture, fishing and forestry establishments. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about sugar as food and as an important and widely traded commodity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Participation in the Brazilian economy: 0.7% (2004).[3] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The economy has been agricultural, dependent largely on large sugar cane plantations with some tobacco farming that is concentrated around the city of Arapiraca. Sugar cane formed the basis for an alcohol industry that is in decline. Small to medium sized tanker ships took alcohol onboard in Maceio's port with considerable frequency during the peak period. Such loads still take place with less frequency. Another local industry is based on chemical products from brine pumped from deep wells on the outskirts of Maceió. Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the sports equipment manufacturer, see Brine, Corp. ...


In the last twenty years the tourist industry has found the beaches and Maceió itself has changed from a rather sleepy little port with coconut palm plantations along its beaches to high rise hotels. The northern coast, particularly around the towns Maragogi and Japaratinga is beginning to see some of this development in the form of resorts attracting people from the south and from Europe. There is considerable European investment (as of 2007) in beach property north of Maceió with walled compounds of beach homes. Tourist redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Curiosity

Vehicles: 258.895 (jan./2006); Mobile phones: 1.1 million (2006); Telephones: 301 thousand (2006); Cities: 102 (2006). Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. But English and Spanish are part of the official high school curriculum. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Located in the city of Maceió, the Federal University of Alagoas (Universidade Federal de Alagoas) is the major university in coastal state Alagoas and one of the main research centers in Brazilian north eastern region (one of the five regions of Brazil). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Colleges and universities

  • Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL);
  • Universidade Estadual de Alagoas (Uneal);
  • Universidade de Ciências da Saúde de Alagoas (Uncisal);
  • Centro de Ensino Superior de Maceió (CESMAC);
  • Faculdade de Alagoas (FAL);
  • and many others.

Located in the city of Maceió, the Federal University of Alagoas (Universidade Federal de Alagoas) is the major university in coastal state Alagoas and one of the main research centers in Brazilian north eastern region (one of the five regions of Brazil). ...

Culture

Festa Junina (Saint John Festival)

Fireworks in Saint John Festival.
Fireworks in Saint John Festival.

Festa Junina was introduced to Northeastern Brazil by the Portuguese for whom St John's day (also celebrated as Midsummer Day in several European countries), on the 24th of June, is one of the oldest and most popular celebrations of the year. Differently, of course, from what happens on the European Midsummer Day, the festivities in Brazil do not take place during the summer solstice but during the tropical winter solstice. The festivities traditionally begin after the 12th of June, on the eve of St Anthony's day, and last until the 29th, which is Saint Peter's day. During these fifteen days, there are bonfires, fireworks, and folk dancing in the streets (step names are in French, which shows the mutual influences between court life and peasant culture in the 17th, 18th, and 19th-century Europe). Once exclusively a rural festivity, today, in Brazil, it is largely a city festival during which people joyfully and theatrically mimic peasant stereotypes and cliches in a spirit of joke and good time. Typical refreshments and dishes are served. It should be noted that, like during Carnival, these festivities involve costumes-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing, heavy drinking, and visual spectacles (fireworks display and folk dancing). Like what happens on Midsummer and St John's Day in Europe, bonfires are a central part of these festivities in Brazil. Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saints day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saints day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... Illumination of Earth by the sun on the northern hemisphere summer solstice The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... This article is about the astronomical event of winter solstice or midwinter. ... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ...


Carnival

The four-day period before Lent leading up to Ash Wednesday is carnival time in Brazil. Rich and poor alike forget their cares as they party in the streets. This article describes the festival season. ...


Warrior

This is a typical Alagoas revelry that resulted from the union of Reisado (an Epiphany celebration), Auto dos Caboclinhos (Caboclinhos’ Play), Chegança (public folk play depicting a naval battle) and Pastoril (outdoor folk play). Its captivating choreography and costumes with colored ribbons and beads reproduce the cathedral’s façades on the monumental hats covered with mirrors. For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... The Estadio Monumental Antonio V. Liberti, better known as El Monumental or River Plate Stadium, is a stadium in the Núñez district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. ...

Pajuçara beach in Maceió.
Pajuçara beach in Maceió.

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 655 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 655 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Pajuçara is a famous beach in Maceió, capital of Alagoas, in Brazil. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ...

Fandango

This is a dramatic dance motivated by the sea. It tells the sea adventures of the first navigators in its songs accompanied by guitar and ukulele. For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... This article is about the body of water. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


Carnival Bull

Boi do Carnaval is a popular culture display derived from Bumba-Meu-Boi. It is always presented together with La Ursa (The Bear), Vaqueiro (Cowboy) and a percussion band whose rhythm captivates everyone that hears it. For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bear (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ...


Infrastructure

International Airport

The “Terra dos Marechais” (as the state is nicknamed) gained a stunning new airport complex, Zumbi dos Palmares International Airport, in Maceió Metropolitan Area, designed by homegrown architect Mário Aloísio, which combines glass, metal and granite in a design that is as functional as it is beautiful. There is space for art exhibitions, a panoramic deck, chapel, seven escalators, nine elevators and four boarding bridges. And the whole terminal was designed to permit access by the physically disabled, with ramps and special bathroom fixtures. In the new terminal, Infraero also brings to Maceió “Aeroshopping” – a concept that is transforming the country’s airports into centers for leisure and high-quality products and services. The entire building has a computerized air conditioning, with commercial spaces that will be occupied gradually. The parking area was more than tripled. Demand will be able to grow to 1.2 million passengers a year since the new passenger terminal has 24,000 square meters, the triple of its former size. The check-in counters were doubled and can reach higher numbers without any structural remodeling. The building is “intelligent”, meaning controlled by a computerized system that regulates factors ranging from the lighting level to air temperature and even the speed of the escalators. This system also controls access to restricted areas and the fire protection system, among others. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Campo dos Palmares IATA: MCZ ICAO: SBMO. Its an airport serving the touristic beach of Maceio in Brazil, a city with a beach of paradise. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3506 × 2337 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3506 × 2337 pixel, file size: 1. ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pron. ... Campo dos Palmares IATA: MCZ ICAO: SBMO. Its an airport serving the touristic beach of Maceio in Brazil, a city with a beach of paradise. ... Campo dos Palmares IATA: MCZ ICAO: SBMO. Its an airport serving the touristic beach of Maceio in Brazil, a city with a beach of paradise. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ...


Highways

BR-101, BR-104, BR-110, BR-316, BR-423, BR-424.


Port

The Port of Jaraguá is a Brazilian port located in Maceió. The commercial and economic development of the Port of Jaraguá, next to the margins of the Mundaú lagoon, was responsible for the emergence of an important settlement that received the name of Maceió and later became the present capital of Alagoas. The Port of Jaraguá is situated in a natural port area that facilitates the ships docking. During the Brazilian colonial period, the most important products exported from there port were sugar, smoke, coconut and spices. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... In the History of Brazil, Colonial Brazil comprises the period from 1500, with the arrival of the Portuguese, until 1822, when Brazil became independent from Portugal. ...


Sports

Alagoas provides visitors and residents with various sport activities. There are several soccer clubs based in Maceió, such as CRB, CSA and Corithians Alagoano. Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Clube de Regatas Brasil, or CRB as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Maceió in Alagoas, founded on September 20, 1912. ... Centro Sportivo Alagoano, or CSA (sometimes called Alagoano by non-Brazilians), as they are usually called, is a Brazilian football team from Maceió in Alagoas, founded on September 7, 1913. ...


Maceió is one of the 18 remaining candidates to host games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Brazil is the only South American bidder. Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil[1] and will be the 20th FIFA World Cup. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Major cities

Maceió is the largest city in Alagoas.
Maceió is the largest city in Alagoas.

Image File history File links Maceio01. ... Image File history File links Maceio01. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Founded in 1924, Arapiraca, Brazil, is 135,6 km from Maceió, the capital of Alagoas. ... Coruripe, that has about 45. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Maragogi (17. ... Marechal Deodoro has about 30. ... Palmeira dos Indios, in Alagoas state, Brazil, has about 70. ... Penedo is a municipality/county in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. ... this article is about the Brazilian city. ... Porto Calvo is a city in Alagoas, Brazil. ... Porto de Pedras is a municipality located in the northern coast of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. ... Santana do Ipanema is a city in Alagoas, Brazil. ... Uniao dos Palmares, in Alagoas state, Brazil, has a historic importance to Afro-Brazilians once more than 300 years ago they brought up one of the most important African slavers center of resistence against slavery in its lands when slavers founded an independent republic named Quilombo dos Palmares. ... Viçosa is a Brazilian town in Alagoas state. ...

See also

Municipalities of Brazil This article is about the municipalities of Brazil. ...

Flag

The coat of arms symbolizes the first Alagoan settlements, Porto Calvo and Penedo. Some plantations, sugar cane and cotton, that stood out as the foremost wealth in the past also are designed in the coat. The colors in each stripe, red, white and blue, that commit to memory the French flag, symbolize exactly the motto of the French Revolution: liberty, equality and fraternity. The star above the coat represents the state itself. Porto Calvo is a city in Alagoas, Brazil. ... Penedo is a municipality/county in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. ... This article is about crop plantations. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... For other uses, see Cotton (disambiguation). ... The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on...


References

  1. ^ The presented pronunciation is in Brazilian Portuguese. The European Portuguese pronunciation is: /ɐ.lɐ.'ɣo.ɐʃ/.
  2. ^ (2007) Síntese de Indicadores Sociais 2007 (PDF) (in Portuguese), Alagoas, Brazil: IBGE. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Retrieved on 2007-07-18. 
  3. ^ (2004) List of Brazilian states by GDP (PDF) (in Portuguese), Alagoas, Brazil: IBGE. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Retrieved on 2007-07-18. 

Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil in Portuguese) is a group of dialects of Portuguese written and spoken by virtually all the 190 million inhabitants of Brazil and by a couple of million Brazilian emigrants, mainly in the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Canada, Japan, and Paraguay. ... European Portuguese (also named Continental Portuguese or Lusitanian Portuguese) is a group of Portuguese dialects spoken in Portugal. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

  • (English) Brazil
  • (Portuguese) Official Website
  • (English) Brazilian Tourism Portal
  • (Portuguese) Visit Alagoas
  • (Portuguese) Guide of Alagoas
  • (Portuguese) Ministry of Transport port data including main products exported
  • (English) Brazilian Embassy in London: São Francisco River

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alagoas (112 words)
By a decree of Leo XIII, Postremis hisce temporibus, 2 July, 1900, it was separated from the Diocese of Olinda.
It comprises the State of Alagoas, bounded by Pernambuco on the north and northwest, the Atlantic on the southeast, and Sergipe on the southwest.
Monsignor Castilho de Brandao, the first bishop, who resides at Maceio, the capital, a town of 12,000 inhabitants, was consecrated at Belem de Para, 7 Sept., 1894, and transferred to this
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