By Amelia Meyer
Sergipe is a Brazilian state nestled along the northeastern coastline of this diverse country. It is the smallest state in the country, with a total area of only 21 910.3 square kilometres or 8 459.6 square miles and a population of just over 2 million people. It is bordered by Bahia, Alagoas and the beautiful azure of the Atlantic Ocean.
Its capital city is Aracaju, which is also its largest.
Sergipe was once occupied by the local tribes that Europeans referred to as “Indians”. These ones were semi-nomadic and settled in one place after another in search of resources and shelter. They were known as the Tupi, and they lived off the produce of the land.