Aracaju 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. According to the 2013 Census, the city has 614,577 inhabitants, which represents approximately 33% of the state population. Adding to the populations of the municipalities forming the Metropolitan area: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Luzia Island and Saint Christopher, the number goes to 899 239 inhabitants.
The coast of Aracaju has many unspoiled beaches, such as the ones in Santa Luzia Island, and urban beaches, such as the most famous Atalaia. These coastal neighborhoods include playgrounds, squares, football fields, volleyball and basketball courts, residential buildings, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, banks and hotels although the most populated region is placed 13km away in downtown area.
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.
Despite being the least populated northeastern capital, its location is an important strategic point while urban, economic, cultural and political center for Brazil.
It is noted as the capital with lower inequality in Brazilian Northeast, as the city with the healthiest lifestyles of the country, national example in consideration of bike paths in the projects of urban displacement and is considered the capital of the country with lowest smoking rate, according the National Health Ministry.
In line to be recognized as the Quality of Life metropolis is gaining prominence innovative urban displacement system called CashewBike. The project consists in using platforms scattered throughout the city, where you can rent bicycles to practice physical activity but also as any means of clean efficient transportation. In that case, provides an important integration to main bus chain terminals and near to the top colleges around the city.
The city has emerged as a good choice in low-cost tourism. Recognized as one of the safest capitals in the Northeast region and the lowest costs of living in the country, more recently has focused its tourism business in creating quality accommodation, such as world-renowned hostels. Through planned public transportation improvements were aimed at increasing the comfort and integration to the visitors users. In advance of seeking access facilities, bus lines have been performed and can be monitored in real time here
For the 2014 FIFA World Cup the polis was selected as a training center for the Greek national football team. This fact has being established, thus strengthening the bond between two people who have traditionally simplicity and great host its visitors. This cordial bond promises to support of the locals with wishes of good luck to the visitors for the tournament.
Annually has as striking festive celebrations on your calendar - top tour events Pre-Cashew (in January), For-all-Cashew (big regional music festival in June) and Summer Sergipe (during summer time) .