Aracaju

Aracaju (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɾakaˈʒu]) is the capital of the state of Sergipe, Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country on the coast, about 350 km (217 mi) north of Salvador.

Aracaju
Municipality
The Municipality of Aracaju
From the top; clockwise: Aracaju seen from Imperador Bridge; Brazilian Navy Lighthouse; Aracaju Metropolitan Cathedral; Aracaju skyline and Sergipe River; Aracaju-Barra dos Coqueiros Bridge at night and Coast of Atalaia.
Location of Aracaju in the Sergipe
Country Brazil
RegionNortheast
State Sergipe
Founded1592
Incorporated (as capital)March 17, 1855
Government
  MayorEdvaldo Nogueira (PDT)
Area
  Total181.857 km2 (70.215 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
  Total664,908
  Density3,700/km2 (9,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (UTC-3)
Postal code
49000-001 a 49099-999
Area code+55 79
Websitewww.aracaju.se.gov.br

According to the 2020 estimate, the city has 664,908 inhabitants, which represents approximately 33% of the state population. Adding to the populations of the municipalities forming the Metropolitan area: Barra dos Coqueiros, Nossa Senhora do Socorro and São Cristóvão.

Its Metropolitan Cathedral Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao, dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, is the archiepiscopal see of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Aracaju.