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Aracajú and Maceió by Coast of Northeastern Brazil

9.6S 35.7W

February 27th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Brazil - December 31st, 2011

This wide-swath ASAR image shows the cities of Maceió (upper right) and Aracajú (bottom left), appearing as white areas along the coast of Brazil. Aracaju 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. The coast of Aracaju has many beaches.

Maceió is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas. The name “maceió” is of Indian origin, and designates the naturally spontaneous courses of water which flow out of the soil. Most maceiós flow to the sea, but some get trapped and form lakes. There are plenty of maceiós and lakes in this part of Brazil, and the city is located between Mundaú Lake and the Atlantic Ocean.

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