Coruripe is a municipality located in the Brazilian State of Alagoas. Its estimated population in 2004 was of 44313 inhabitants. Its population lives mainly in the cultivation of sugarcane, coconut, gathering and fishing and other subsistence forms as the culture of Passionfruit, handicrafts, and trade.
The Indians cannibals Caetés were its earliest inhabitants. The site also suffered cultural influences from the Portuguese and Dutch. The river Coruripe, called Cururuji by the Caetés, originated from the name of the municipality. Born the village of Coruripe in consequence of the elevation of a chapel, and located in a very prosperous Valley, began to have greater than the development of the village of Poxim, that was subordinate. Coruripe began to develop and thrive in the mid-nineteenth century.
The village of Coruripe was created by law No. 484 of July 23, 1866, for which was the seat of the municipality, under the name of Coruripe.
The Alagoas state's name originates with the lakes along its coast near the city of Maceió. The coast is bordered by fringing reefs and many fine beaches. Behind the beaches, sometimes only hundreds of meters and defined by steep scarps, lies a stretch of green coastal hills having enough rainfall for considerable agriculture and scarce remnants of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Rain Forest) that now is largely limited to steep hill tops or steep valley sides and bottoms. This is the area long dominated by sugar cane.