Area: 313,8 Km2
Population: 2,332,657 (est. 2004 - source: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics).
Including the cities in the metropolitan area, Fortaleza has more 3,3 million people, making it the fifth largest metropolis in Brazil (the largest ones are São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre; Recife is in a very close 6th place).
The following cities are included in the metropolitan area of Fortaleza (ordered by population): Fortaleza, Caucaia, Maracanaú, Maranguape, Aquiraz, Pacatuba, Pacajus, Horizonte, São Gonçalo do Amarante, Itatinga, Guaiúba and Chorozinho.
Area: 146.348,3 km2 (1.7% of Brazil).
Population: 8.097.276 inhabitants (est. 2005).
Populational density: 54,40 inhab/km2
The State of Ceará comprehends 184 municipalities; see this list with all cities in Ceará
»Tourism in Ceará. Learn about the several tourism options that visitors have in Ceará.
»History of Fortaleza and Ceará. Ceará was an abandoned land for a long time.
»Geography of Fortaleza and Ceará. Life in the sertão.
Climate: see this graphs showing
Temperature and Precipitation in Fortaleza
»Map of Ceará.
»Economy of Ceará.
Important characters of Ceará
»Dragão do Mar.