The City of Aracaju

Aracaju, one of the first cities to be planned in Brazil, was built with the intention of becoming the state capital. It was founded in 1855, as the capital of Sergipe (the smallest state of the Brazilian Federation).
It is located in the northeastern part of the country, about 350 km (217 mi) north of Salvador. It has a population of 570.937 inhabitants, which represents approximately 33% of the state population.
Aracaju is known throughout the country for its modern look, several festivals, and pre-carnival feast. Oil wealth, sugar cane cultivation, and more recently tourism continue to stimulate its growing economy.
The coast of Aracaju has many unspoiled beaches, such as the ones in Santa Luzia Island, and urban beaches, such as the Atalaia.