Fortaleza on Brazil’s Northern Coast3.7S 38.5W
The northern coast of Brazil is lined by greenish sediments. Visible near the center of the shoreline is the city of Fortaleza, the state capital of Ceará and the 5th largest city in Brazil.
The city has an area of 313 square kilometres (121 sq mi). To the north of the city lies the Atlantic Ocean; to the south are the cities of Pacatuba, Eusébio, Maracanaú and Itaitinga; to the east is the county of Aquiraz and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west is the city of Caucaia. Also visible to the south is a large reservoir with dark blue waters, created by the Orós Dam.