MACEIO or Macayo, a city and port of Brazil and capital of the state of Alagoas, about 125 m.
The water-side village of Jaragua, the port of MaceiO, is practically a suburb of the city.
Maceio is attractively situated in the midst of large plantations of coco-nut and dende palms, though the broad sandy beach in front and the open sun-burned plain behind give a barren character to its surroundings.
Maceio dates from 1815 when a small settlement there was created a " villa."
Amongst the varieties of cotton which are derived from this species appear to be Pernambuco, Maranham, Ceara, Aracaty and Maceio cottons.
The largest of these are the Lagoa do Norte, on whose margin stands the city of Maceio, and the Lagoa do Sul, a few miles south of that city.
The comparatively short lines extending inland from the ports of Sao Salvador (Bahia), Pernambuco, Maceio, Victoria and Paranagua serve only a narrow zone along the coast.
The capital, Maceio, is the chief commercial city of the state, and its port (Jaragua) has a large foreign and coastwise trade.
Of Maceio, and Penedo,.