Crateús

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Crateús a city of 76,000 inhabitants on the banks of the River Poti in the south east of the state of Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil. Crateús is about 350 km from Fortaleza, Capital of Ceará. Crateús is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Crateús.

Citizens distinguished of Crateús : Mons. José Maria Moreira do Bonfim (priest); Dr. José Maria Bonfim Morais (Cardiologist); Dr. Hideraldo Dwight Leitão (Teacher); Rosa Ferreira de Morais (Teacher); Antonio dos Santos Cavalcante ( Deputy); Expedito Machado and Sérgio Machado (Business Man); José Lins de Albuquerque (Politic) and Dr. João Afonso Almeida Vale Filho, (Writer, Teacher and Economist).

Coordinates: 5°10′S 40°40′W / 5.167°S 40.667°W / -5.167; -40.667