Geography Of Brazil

Geography of Brazil northeast

  Historic Center Salvador

When you visit brazil - travel northeast and you will discover some real gems. All along the coast, you will find very many historic and most beautifully preserved colonial towns and cities.

As you can see from the map of Brazil's geography and location, the country is

divided into five regions. The northeast coast region is quite substantial, with 1,561,178 square kilometres (602,774 sq mi) and covers 18.3% of the Brazil's national territory.

This geographical area of North East Brazil is renowned for its beautiful coast and is considered to be the second most populated region - from Maranhao in the north, down to Bahia - which have a dominant African-Brazilian population.

This coastal region received large numbers of African slaves to work the sugarcane, tobacco and cotton plantations and this is evident today from the dominance of african and mixed-race people on this part of the coast, making up approximately one third of Brazil's population.

Despite the wonderful architecture that signify the past plantation wealth of cities such as Recife and Salvador, - which were the colonial Portuguese capital from 1549 to 1763, Brazil's geographic northeast area was considered to be a poor region, having experienced severe drought in the past, leading to huge migrations of its people to the southeast for work ect.,

However, things are changing with concerted efforts for tourism development being made. Brasil's geographical region of the northeast and especially cities such as Natal, Fortaleza, Bahia, Recife, among others, is again booming.

Geography of Brazil northeast states

Of the 26 Brazil states and one Federal District that make up the regional element of Brazil's geography, nine of these states belong to the Northeast (the section colored in red). These nine states are:

  Map Of Brazil Northeast region

  • Alagoas
  • Bahia
  • Ceará
  • Maranhão
  • Paraíba
  • Pernambuco
  • Piauí
  • Rio Grande do Norte
  • Sergipe

    Brazil North East Geography

    An Overview Of Brazil North East 9 States

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