Maragogi is a municipality of the Brazilian state of Alagoas in the 125 km north of Maceió capital city. Has 25,726 inhabitants, a city situated on the northern coast of Alagoas state, being the easternmost city of that state; as the main destination in the State of Alagoas after its capital city, Maragogi attracts visitors from Maceió. From Japaratinga beach, on the southern tip, a ferryboat crosses Manguaba River into Porto das Pedras, where visitors find deserted beaches. Maragogi was a small village called Gamela. In 1887, it was granted the status of an adopted the name of Isabel, to honor the Brazilian Princess who signed a law ending slavery in Brazil. On, in 1892, it was named as Maragogi after the river that baths the city. "Maragogi", according to some historians, comes from river of the Marauba tribes. Maragogi has a typical tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity all throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by a near absence of extreme temperatures and trade winds blowing from the ocean.
January is the warmest month, with minima of 22 °C and more sun. Maragogi has a tropical forest. Rainforests are characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 2,000 mm and 1700 mm; the soil can be poor. There are several common characteristics of tropical rainforest trees. Tropical rainforest species possess one or more of the following attributes not seen in trees of higher latitudes or trees in drier conditions on the same latitude; as of the census of 2007, the population was 25,726 hab. According to the 2007 census, the racial makeup of the city was: Multiracial. Minority Black. 1. Amerindians, Brazil's indigenous population, came from human groups that migrated from Siberia across the Bering Strait around 9000 BC. 2. Portuguese colonists and settlers, arriving from 1500 onward. 3. Diverse groups of immigrants from Europe arriving in Maragogi during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and now, because of tourism. 4. African slaves brought to the country from 1530 until the end of the slave trade in 1850.
Maragogi is located on the Coral Coast – Costa dos Corais – 130 kilometers of continuous living tropical reefs on the coast of Northeast Brazil. The municipality is the second most visited city after Maceio the state capital of Alagoas, its major attraction is the "Galés", a group of tropical pools formed at low tide about 6 kilometers from the city's beach. They are served by 15 large registered catamarans leaving from various points in the municipal area. Individual tours are available. In 2015 the city started to host sports events, with the launching of the first Trail Running competition on the region: the WINGSMAN Maragogi and started to become the destination for adventure and outdoors tourism along with the traditional tourist looking for the best beaches in the country. Maragogi's history includes the battles between Dutch and Portuguese colonizers as well as the growth of the sugar cane and coconut plantations that formed the first wealth of the region. Today, it is tourism. But, its potential remains unexplored.
So, the busy waterfront in the City of Maragogi has a variety of restaurants and stalls selling local arts and crafts. Trips to snorkel or scuba dive the reefs can be interspersed by excursions on the reefs themselves or a sail on the local "jangada" sailing rafts; the deserted beaches of Maragogi and other rural attractions can be accessed by renting beach buggies available at the hotels and pousadas. Beaches in Maragogi have calm waters, without strong waves, with coral reefs and fine sands. During low tide, sand banks emerge forming natural pools, known as Galés. "Jangadas" and boats can take tourists to these pools. On the beach's southern tip, between Vila de Japaratinga and Pontal, visitors find the less urbanized beaches with 20-m high sea cliffs. Visitors can go on a boat ride to coral reefs 6 km away from the coast. Maragogi beach is with calm waves, flat sands and coral reefs. Maragogi.tur.br Maragogi.com Maragogionline.com Maragogi article on Fotopedia
Penedo is a municipality in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. The population is 64,074 in an area of 689.88 square kilometres. Penedo lies 173 kilometres south-west of the state capital of Maceió. Founded in 1614, Penedo has many important examples of Dutch colonial architectures; the history of Penedo can be found in Francisco Alberto Sales's book Arruando para o Forte. It was reached by sea from the wide estuary of the São Francisco River. Among its significant buildings are its well preserved churches, which were built through the 18th century; some of these include: Convento de São Francisco e Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Corrente Catedral de Nossa Senhora do Rosário dos Pretos, Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Penedo. The Casa do Penedo, built in 1974, has as its objective the preservation of the city's artistic and cultural patrimony. In the Casa do Penedo one can find a rich quantity of five centuries of creativity by residents of the São Francisco River Valley.
Penedo is the location in The Far Side of the World, a novel by Patrick O'Brian set in the era when both the War of 1812 and the Napoleonic Wars were underway, where HMS Surprise pulls in for repairs. The ship stays longer than expected when she gets stuck in the river due to its changing tides. Penedo, Itatiaia, a touristic district of Itatiaia, RJ. A former Finnish colony
Barra de São Miguel is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. Its population is 7,274 and its area is 77 km². Barra has a typical tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high relative humidity all throughout the year. However, these conditions are relieved by a near absence of extreme temperatures and pleasant trade winds blowing from the ocean. January is the warmest month, with minima of 22 °C and more sun. Barra has a Tropical forest. Rainforests are characterized by high rainfall, with definitions setting minimum normal annual rainfall between 2,000 mm and 1700 mm; the soil can be poor. There are several common characteristics of tropical rainforest trees. Tropical rainforest species possess one or more attributes not seen in trees of higher latitudes or trees in drier conditions on the same latitude; as of the census of 2004, the population was 7.112 hab. According to the 2007 census, the racial makeup of the city was: Multiracial. Minority Black. 1. Amerindians, Brazil's indigenous population, came from human groups that migrated from Siberia across the Bering Strait around 9000 BC. 2.
Portuguese colonists and settlers, arriving from 1500 onward. 3. Diverse groups of immigrants from Europe arriving in Barra during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and now, because of tourism. 4. African slaves brought to the country from 1530 until the end of the slave trade in 1850. Alagoas State has the third highest sugarcane Brazilian production. Brazil is by far the largest producer of alcohol fuel in the world fermenting ethanol from sugarcane and sugar beets; the country produces a total of 18 billion liters annually, of which 3.5 billion are exported, 2 billion of them to the United States. Alcohol cars debuted in the Brazilian market in 1978 and became quite popular because of heavy subsidy, but in the 1980s prices rose and gasoline regained the leading market share, but from 2004 on, alcohol is rising its market share once again because of new technologies involving hybrid fuel car engines called "Flex" by all major car manufacturers. "Flex" engines work with alcohol or any mixture of both fuels.
As of February 2007, approx. 80% of new vehicles sold in Brazil are hybrid fuel Because of the Brazilian leading production and technology, many countries became interested in importing alcohol fuel and adopting the "Flex" vehicle concept. On March 7 of 2007, US president George W. Bush visited the city of São Paulo to sign agreements with Brazilian president Lula on importing alcohol and its technology as an alternative fuel. Festa Junina was introduced to Northeastern Brazil by the Portuguese for whom St John's day, on 24 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, last until the 29th, Saint Peter's day. During these fifteen days, there are bonfires and folk dancing in the streets. Once a rural festivity, today, in Brazil, it is 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. Like during Carnival, these festivities involve costumes-wearing, heavy drinking, visual spectacles. Like what happens on Midsummer and St John's Day in Europe, bonfires are a central part of these festivities in Brazil; 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
Palmeira dos Índios is a municipality located in the western of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. As of 2010, it has a population of around 70,000; the city is situated on Alagoas backwood region. The Brazilian writer, Graciliano Ramos, was its mayor in 1927, it is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Palmeira dos Índios. Fernando Iório Rodrigues Media related to Palmeira dos Índios at Wikimedia Commons
The municipalities of Brazil are administrative divisions of the Brazilian states. At present, Brazil has 5,570 municipalities, making the average municipality population 34,361; the average state in Brazil has 214 municipalities. Roraima is the least subdivided state, with 15 municipalities, while Minas Gerais is the most subdivided state, with 853; the Federal District cannot be divided into municipalities, according to the Brazilian Constitution, the Federal District assumes the same constitutional and legal powers and obligations of the states and municipalities, instead, it is divided by administrative regions. The 1988 Brazilian Constitution treats the municipalities as parts of the Federation and not dependent subdivisions of the states; each municipality has an autonomous local government, comprising a mayor and a legislative body called municipal chamber. Both the local government and the legislative body are directly elected by the population every four years; these elections take place at the same time all over the country.
Each municipality has the constitutional power to approve its own laws, as well as collecting taxes and receiving funds from the state and federal governments. However, municipal governments have no judicial power, courts are only organised at the state or federal level. A subdivision of the state judiciary, or comarca, can either correspond to an individual municipality or encompass several municipalities; the seat of the municipal administration is a nominated city, with no specification in the law about the minimum population, area or facilities. The city always has the same name as the municipality. Municipalities can be subdivided, only for administrative purposes, into districts. Other populated sites with no legal effect or regulation. All municipalities are subdivided into neighbourhoods, although most municipalities do not define their neighbourhood limits. Municipalities can be split or merged to form new municipalities within the borders of the state, if the population of the involved municipalities expresses a desire to do so in a plebiscite.
However, these must abide by the Brazilian Constitution, forming exclaves or seceding from the state or union is expressly forbidden. Municipalities of Acre Municipalities of Alagoas Municipalities of Amapá Municipalities of Amazonas Municipalities of Bahia Municipalities of Ceará Municipalities of Espírito Santo Municipalities of Goiás Municipalities of Maranhão Municipalities of Mato Grosso Municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul Municipalities of Minas Gerais Municipalities of Pará Municipalities of Paraíba Municipalities of Paraná Municipalities of Pernambuco Municipalities of Piauí Municipalities of Rio de Janeiro Municipalities of Rio Grande do Norte Municipalities of Rio Grande do Sul Municipalities of Rondônia Municipalities of Roraima Municipalities of Santa Catarina Municipalities of São Paulo Municipalities of Sergipe Municipalities of Tocantins Lists of cities List of largest cities in Brazil List of municipalities of Brazil Administrative region Map on the World Gazetteer at Archive.today Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
Arapiraca is a municipality located in the center of the Brazilian state of Alagoas, some 135 km from the state capital, Maceió. It was founded in 1924; as of 2010, it has a population of 214.006, but IBGE estimated 227,640 inhabitants for 2013. Arapiraca is the second largest city in Alagoas, is known for its production of tobacco, hence its nickname of "The Brazilian Tobacco Capital". Clockwise from the north: north: Igaci north-north-east: Craíbas north-east: Coité do Nóia east: Limoeiro de Anadia south-east: Junqueiro south-south-east: São Sebastião south: Feira Grande south-west: Lagoa da Canoa Agremiação Sportiva Arapiraquense, better known as ASA, is the city's football club; the club plays its home matches at the Estádio Municipal Coaracy da Mata Fonseca