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The Municipality of Caucaia
Cumbuco Beach
Cumbuco Beach
Nickname(s): Caucaiense
Location of Caucaia
Caucaia is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 03°43′58″S 38°39′21″W / 3.73278°S 38.65583°W / -3.73278; -38.65583
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira do Ceará.svg Ceará
Founded October 15, 1759
 • Mayor Naumi Gomes de Amorim (PMB)
 • Total 1,227.899 km2 (474.094 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 325,441
 • Density 265.039/km2 (686.45/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (BST)

Caucaia is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Ceará As of 2015, it has a population of 353,932.[1]


Caucaia is close to the capital city of Fortaleza and is home to a state garden park. There is a market in the center of the town with fish, fruits, and souvenirs for the tourists. Caucaia can be reached by the train that departs from the center of the city by the Feiras in downtown. Buses depart to and from the city that can be accessed from Rodoviarias (bus stations).

Main sights[edit]

At the center of the city sits a church. Masses are held throughout the week and many of the local people walk around the square at night. There are stalls with cheap "bon bons" (little candies) and other treats.

Caucaia has a rich Catholic heritage, with many other denominations as well. A LDS Church is down the street from the center of town.

There are unlit areas to the south and tourists should stay in the center of town at night. The beaches to the north should also be avoided when dark settles in.


  1. ^ "Censo Populacional 2015". Censo Populacional 2015. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 28 August 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Caucaia at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 3°43′S 38°39′W / 3.717°S 38.650°W / -3.717; -38.650