Ceará is a state in Northeast Brazil. Traditionally one of the poorest in the country, certain regions have developed almost beyond recognition over the last 20 years, mostly from tourism and light manufacturing.
Fortaleza is a major city on Brazil's northeast coast, and the capital of Ceará state.
Canoa Quebrada is a beach village in Ceará. 160 km southeast of Fortaleza, in the municipality of Aracati, Canoa, as it is mostly referred to, is a village installed on red sandstone cliffs.
Cumbuco is a beach village of about 25.000 inhabitants in Ceará, some 30 kilometers west of Fortaleza.
Sobral is a city in Ceará. The state´s biggest economy outside the capital, the heat of this city keeps most tourists away.
Jijoca is a village in northwestern Ceara. Its full name being Jicoca de Jericoacoara, this is mostly a brief stop where travellers heading to Jericoacoara change from conventional transport to 4x4 or similar to cross the dunes.
Camocim is a beach town in western Ceará. Parts of its more glorious past as an agriculture export port can be felt if walking in the area near the former train station.
Maps of Ceará
Other Names for Ceará
- Spanish: Estado de Ceará
- Estado do Ceará
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