Alagoas' history dates back to 1595 when the Portuguese arrived on its coast. In 1630 they founded the capital city of Maceio which soon became an important commercial center due to sugarcane plantations. The state was also home to several battles during Brazil's struggle for independence from Portugal in 1822-1825. An interesting fact about Alagoas is that it has more than 200 islands located off its coast, some of which are only accessible by boat tour or private boat rental!
Cities in Alagoas
Maceió, Belém, Satuba, Pilar, Atalaia, Messias, Pindoba, Traipu, Capela, Coruripe, Viçosa, Major Isidoro, Santana do Ipanema, Penedo, Murici, Jundiá, Roteiro, Canapi, Batalha, Mata Grande, Santa Luzia do Norte, São Miguel dos Milagres, Anadia, Piranhas, Craíbas, Taquarana, Joaquim Gomes, Palmeira dos Índios, Presidente Dutra, Igaci, São Miguel dos Campos, Rio Largo, Palestina, São Brás, Paripueira, Olho d'Água do Casado, Paulo Jacinto, Junqueiro, Pariconha, União dos Palmares, Porto Real do Colégio, Chã Preta, Quebrangulo, Passo de Camaragibe, Olho d'Água Grande, Minador do Negrão, Jacuípe, Limoeiro de Anadia, Maravilha, São José da Laje, Lagoa da Canoa, Inhapi, Monteirópolis, Carneiros, Pão de Açúcar, Ouro Branco, Branquinha, São José da Tapera, São Luís do Quitunde, Olivença ...