The North-Eastern region of Brazil or the Nordeste covers 1,553,918 square km, and has a population of approx 47,693,000.
This region is sub-divided into four distinct districts
  • Zona da mata
  • Agreste.
  • Sertao.
  • Meio-Norte.
Rio Grande Do Norte
Rio Grande do Norte is situated in the district of Zona da mata. The Zona da mata is a coastal strip that stretches from the State of Rio Grande do Norte to the south of Bahia, most of the region’s population is concentrated here, where the main urban centres of the Nordeste are to be found, including Natal, and has the highest concentration of Brazil’s beautiful beaches, and weather and is characterised as being green and fertile, producing sugar cane, cocoa, and oil as well as having industrial capabilities too.

The State of Rio Grande do Norte


The name of this state, translated as the "Great River of the North"� is in reference to the mouth of the Potengi river, on which its capital and largest city Natal, is located.
Because of its geographic position, Rio Grande do Norte has a strategic importance and according to NASA, has the purest air in South America. Its 410 km of sun drenched beaches, coconut palms and lagoons are responsible for its fame and tourist potential.

The state is known for having many popular attractions such as the "Maior Cajueiro do Mundo"� the world largest cashew tree, the dunes and the dromedaries of Genipabu, the famous beaches of Ponta Negra, Maracajau, Sao Miguel do Gostoso and Pipa. also the largest off-season Carnival in Brazil the "Carnatal"�,the "Forte dos Reis Magos" a medieval fortress,sat at the estuary of the great river and several other attractions. The state also is closer to the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha.