Cabo de Santo Agostinho
Cabo de Santo Agostinho is a municipality in the state of Pernambuco. It is situated on the south coast of the state. It belongs to the metropolitan mesoregion of Recife, one of the members of the Metropolitan Region of Recife. It is part of micro-region of Suape, and with Ipojuca, concentrates one of the largest industrial centers of the State of Pernambuco, the Industrial Complex of Suape. The city is a major tourist center of the state, with its beaches nationally known.
The county seat has an average annual temperature of 24.4 ° C. As the Atlantic Forest native vegetation of the municipality. 71.7% of the population lives in Cabense urban area, with 65 health facilities. Its Human Development Index in 2010 was 0.686, considered average, and is the eighth largest in the state.
Officially, its population was in 1536, when the lands of the current territory were given to the nobles after the expulsion of the French city of Rio de Janeiro by Mem de Sá. After the campaign, the nobles established numerous devices. In 1593, the lands were elevated to parish status, because of the prosperity afforded by the monoculture of sugar cane.
The city holds great historical, cultural and religious assets, as the old mills that helped put Pernambuco in the world top sugar production in the seventeenth century. Old mills, as the Mill Massangana today boost rural tourism in the state and reveal the historical context of the region. In the Fort Sea Castle, built by the Portuguese in 1631 in order to protect areas of the Portuguese Crown on the captaincy.