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Full nameAracaju
Official nameThe Municipality of Aracaju
Settlement typeMunicipality
Motto"Cidade de Todos" ("City of Everybody")
Incorporated (as capital)March 17. 1855
MayorEdvaldo Nogueira (PC do B)
Elevation13.1 ft (4.0 m)
Total Population570.937 (2.010)
Density (pop.)2903.9/km2 (7521.1/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code49000-000
Area code+55 79

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Aracaju (-ptaɾakaˈʒu) is the capital of the State of Sergipe, Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, about 350 km (217 mi) north of Salvador. It has a population of approximatel 570,937 inhabitants, which represents approximately 33% of the state population. The coast of Aracaju has many unspoiled beaches, such as the ones in Santa Luzia Island, and urban beaches, such as the Atalaia. These coastal neighborhoods include playgrounds, squares, football fields, volleyball and basketball courts, residential buildings, bars, nightclubs, restaurants, banks and hotels.

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 city is home to the Federal University of Sergipe.

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