Area: 21,910.348 km2
GDP: U.S. $ 15,126 billion
Coastline: 173 km
Potential activities: Beekeeping, Mineral, Aquaculture, Sheep and Goat Farming, Construction, Forestry milk, Fruits, Textiles and clothing, Information Technology and Tourism
The state has the highest per capita income in the Northeast and high levels of literacy. With a subsoil rich,
the state has large reserves of oil. One of its biggest attractions is the region Xingó, which includes the 5th largest canyon waterways in the world.
Data from Studies and Research Department of Planning Sergipe show that the state had a rate of GDP growth of 4.1% compared to 2005. Gross Domestic Product of Sergipe in 2006 was R $ 15.126 billion, putting the state in 21 th place in the Brazilian ranking.
Among the municipalities, deserves the capital Aracaju. With a GDP of just over $ 5 billion, represents 33% of state wealth (U.S. $ 15.1 billion) being the largest city of GDP in Sergipe. Second ranking appears in the municipality of Nossa Senhora do Socorro with the amount of R $ 1.84 billion, or approximately 12% of the state.
Sergipe is highlighted by the organization and quality of life. The capital Aracaju is a city designed and its edge has a good structure of services. Another highlight is the Mangue Seco, on the border with Bahia, with its small town and beautiful dunes that enchants visitors.
Integrated Development Polo South of Sergipe
The South Pole of Sergipe occupies an area of 8345.0 kilometers ², comprising the municipalities of Arauá, Boquim, Cristinápolis, Estância, Indiaroba, Itabaianinha, Itaporanga d'Ajuda, Lagarto, Pedrinhas, Riachão of Dantas, Salgado, Santa Luzia do Itanhi, Tomar do Geru and Umbaúba, and the municipalities of Itapicuru, Jandaíra and Rio Real, in Bahia. The municipality of Boquim is the main center of polarization in the region due to the large citrus production. It is far from Aracaju 69 km straight.
Polo is the first in the production of oranges in the Northeast and ranks second in national production. About 50% of fresh produce is exported to other states in the Northeast. The industrialized part is exported to the United States and Europe. Much of the produce is obtained from small plantations, sprayed on small producers, which comes to making this income-generating activity and employment.
Presents large areas for the production of orange, tangerine, lemon, passion fruit, coconut, papaya and for cattle, sheep and goats. Other opportunities are identified in the service sector, which are project offices and technical assistance, specialized farming consultancy, laboratory analysis of soil, water and plants, mobile patrols, specialized courses in rural, agribusiness and agricultural marketing, agribusiness logistics .
Tourism Polo- Coast dos Coqueirais
Include 18 municipalities across the coastline, benefiting 931 thousand people, which correspond to the resident population. Tourism in the Polo Coconut trees is characterized as leisure and cultural events and business. It has beautiful beaches, offering sun and sea all year round, with tours of catamarans and dive options. The beaches are located on the pole: Artists, Hawaizinho, Atalaia, Aruana, Náufragos, Robalo, Refugio and Mosqueiro. Even in the cities of the coast, found the prevalence of eco-tourism and adventure, with options for fisheries.
Another natural attraction that stands at the Pole is the estuary of the rivers with its mangroves. There are also parks Cajueiros, Augusto Franco and José Rollemberg Leite, and water parks, playground, horse and zoo, all equipped with equipment and services. Its rich cultural heritage, which tells the history of colonization of the state, is present in the churches, museums and architectural strongly found in the town of Estancia. It is worth mentioning also the craft of pottery, cloth, wood, fiber, leather, line, straw and fruit, marketed throughout the state and outside the region.
Two federal highways cross the state: the BR-101 (north-south) and highway-235 (westbound). The railway system is operated by the Central Railway connects the Atlantic and Aracaju Salvador, Maceio and Recife. It is currently used to transport cement, fuel and urea, with the possibility of the route still to be touristy. Aracaju Airport has modern facilities over 8,000 sq meters of built area. Operates with the main national airlines, and aircraft receive international origin. The port of Sergipe is located 15 km from Aracaju, in Barra Coqueiros, connected with the highway-101. Their modern equipment allows it to operate with prices that are among the lowest in the country is kind of off-shore and its berths is 2400 meters from shore. The retro-port covers an area of 200 ha and houses support facilities and infrastructure. The store has floor area of 2,400 square meters and a courtyard surrounded with more than 2300 m².
Source: Regional Accounts of Brazil - IBGE 2006 / Bank of Northeast Brazil