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Coordinates: 9 ° 40 ′  S , 35 ° 44 ′  W
Map: Alagoas
Maceió on the map of Alagoas
Alagoas Municipality Maceio.svg
Location of Maceió in BrazilBrazilBrazil 
Basic data
Country BrazilBrazil Brazil
State AlagoasAlagoas Alagoas
City foundation December 5, 1815
Residents 1,018,948  (estimate: July 1, 2019)
City insignia
Brasão de Maceió, svg
Bandeira de Maceió.svg
Detailed data
surface 510 km 2
Population density 1985 (2015)  Ew./km 2
height m
City structure 50 bairros
Post Code 57000-000
Time zone UTC −3
City Presidency Rui Palmeira (since 2013)
Center of Maceió
Center of Maceió

The city of Maceió , officially Município de Maceió , is the capital of the Brazilian state of Alagoas . It is located on the Atlantic coast and in July 2019 had an estimated 1,018,948 inhabitants on an area of ​​510 km². It has been the capital of the Maceió metropolitan area since 1998 .


Sugar cane plantations have existed on the territory of today's Maceió since the 17th century . In 1815 the settlement of Maceió received city status and in 1839 it was made the capital of Alagoas.


Cruz das Almas
Clock tower and gatehouse of the former slave market in Maceió, today market administration and art market

Because of the beaches and the hinterland with coconut and mango gardens , Maceió is very popular with tourists today. The media museum Museu da Imagem e Som de Alagoas is located in the Jaraguá district above the historic quarter at the fishing port .


Maceió is the seat of the Archdiocese of Maceió .

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Maceió  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Rui Palmeira é reeleito prefeito de Maceió. (No longer available online.) In: Gazeta do Povo : Resultado da Eleição de 2016. October 31, 2016, archived from the original on October 31, 2016 ; Retrieved April 4, 2017 (Brazilian Portuguese).
  2. IBGE : Cidades: Maceió - Panorama. Retrieved August 31, 2019 (Brazilian Portuguese).