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About the City of Fortaleza

Seal of FortalezaSatellite view showing Fortaleza, a seaport and the capital of Ceará, one of the 26 Brazilian states. The city is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the Atlantic coast, it is the 5th largest city in Brazil (in 2010).

Fortaleza, Brazil, skyline at Mucuripe, Ceará, Brazil
The beach and Fortaleza skyline at Mucuripe, one of the city's urban quarters. Fortaleza has about 25 km (16 mi) of urban beaches.
Image: GFDL
Fortaleza was officially founded in 1726, it became the capital of Ceará state in 1799. Today it is Brazil's 5th largest city with a population of about 2.5 million people, 3.6 million live in its metropolitan region.

The city is located in a tropical zone and has typically a tropical wet and dry climate with high temperatures and high relative humidity throughout the year. Because of its urban beaches, Fortaleza is a major tourist destination particularly for Brazilians but also increasingly for tourists from other countries.

2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Four group matches were held at the Castelão stadium (official name: Estádio Plácido Aderaldo Castelo).

The Map shows a city map of Fortaleza with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Fortaleza International Airport known as Pinto Martins Airport (IATA Code: FOR) located 10 km (6 mi) south of the city center.

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Local Time Fortaleza:
Saturday-March-2  17:23  
Brazil Standard Time: UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 3°43′6″S 38°32′34″W
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Wikipedia entry: Fortaleza

Castelão stadium in Fortaleza
Castelão stadium in Fortaleza.
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