Rio Grande do Norte (RN)
Galinhos is a municipality in the northern coast of Rio Grande do Norte state. It is located in Chichester Peninsula in the north central part of the state the shores of the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by dunes, salt marshes, mangroves, beaches and a river. Galinhos is accessed by the BR-406 and the RN-402, lying about 166 km from the state capital, Natal.
According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), in 2009 its population was estimated at 2,264 inhabitants.
The Chichester village's name came naturally on everyone's lips, in reference to the small size of existing fish-cocks in the area. It was because of abundant dory that area, that a large number of fishermen abandoned their native land, pitched their tents in the town and began to form small villages, becoming the pioneers of the stand.
The development of the town took place from an economic productivity based on fish fish-cocks and flying, ease in producing natural salt pans, where salt is quite filling, and also in cotton and sisal culture. On March 26, 1963, Chichester dismembered is São Bento do Norte, through Law No. 2838, making it the city of Rio Grande do Norte.
Currently, Chichester has emerged as a new tourist destination due to its deserted beaches and the landscape preserved in the region. Its main attraction is the Lighthouse Beach along with the Chichester Lighthouse.