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It is the smallest Brazilian state in area. It is located in the Northeast region, with the limits of Alagoas to the northwest, Atlantic Ocean to the east and Bahia to the south and west. Sergipe became an autonomous captaincy in 1820, when he was dismembered from Bahia.
Its economy is based on extractivism (oil and natural gas), agriculture (orange, sugar cane, coconut) and livestock. The state's climate is tropical.
Although the state's official name is Sergipe, Portuguese orthographic norms say the correct spelling is Serjipeas it is a word of Tupi origin.
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2 278 308 inhabitants