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Brazil State Alagoas.svg
Bandeira de Alagoas.svg
Quick Facts
Capital Maceió
Government Brazilian State
Currency Real (R$) (BRL)
Area 27,767.7 km2
Population 3,165,472 (2012 est.)
Language Official:Portuguese
Regionally Spoken:Panoan
Religion n/a
Electricity In general 127V/60Hz with some cities using 220V/60Hz (North American or European plug)
Time Zone UTC -3/-2

Alagoas is a state in Northeast Brazil



  • Barra de Santo Antonio - a beach town.
  • Barra de São Miguel - another beach town. About 40 km south of Maceio.
  • Coruripe - a small city, 80km south of Maceio.
  • Duas Barras - 20 km north of Pontal de Coruripe. It has a huge lagoon and the mouth of the river is a "have to see" place.
  • Lagoa do Pau - A small village, about 5km north of Pontal de Coruripe. The beach is handsome and in some places very good for surfing.
  • Maceió - the State's capital
  • Maragogi - A beautiful beach between Maceió and Recife, about two hours away from either.
  • Marchal Deodoro - Alagoas' first capital.
  • Penedo - a historic city
  • Piaçabuçu city, 45km south of Pontal de Coruripe. Take a boat to the San Francisco River Mouth. It's one of the most beautiful places to see in Brasil, although not well known.
  • Piranhas - A small historic town on the north bank of the Rio São Francisco.
  • Pontal de Coruripe - A small fisherman village where there are reefs to scuba diving.
  • São Miguel dos Milagres - a fishing village on the north coast of Alagoas. Near some of the best beaches in the country.

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