SERGIPE (originally Sergipe D'El-Rey), a small Atlantic state of Brazil, bounded N.
Of the capital; Capella (11,034); Simao Dias (10, 9 84); Lagarto (10,473); Sao Christovao, formerly Sergipe d'el-Rey (8793), the old capital, near the mouth of the Irapiranga, and Maroim (7851).
In the province of Sergipe, on the east coast, the beds are approximately on the horizon of the Cenomanian; in the valley of the Amazon they belong to the highest parts of the Cretaceous system, and the fauna shows Tertiary affinities.
Political considerations also led to the construction of similar lines in the states of Rio Grande do Norte, Parahyba, Alagoas, Sergipe, Espirito Santo, Parana., Santa Catharina and Rio Grande do Sul.
The principal sugar-producing states are Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and the production is between 200,000 and 300,000 tons, the greater part of which is consumed in the country.
With the exception of Sergipe it is the smallest of the Brazilian states.
By the states of Piauhy, Pernambuco and Sergipe, E.
By Sergipe and the Atlantic, S.
By a series of successful expeditions he gradually extended the Dutch possessions from Sergipe on the south to S.