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Title: Iguatu  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Cariús, Ipú, Itaitinga, Pacatuba, Ceará, TAF Linhas Aéreas
Collection: Populated Places in Ceará
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Location of Iguatu in red

Iguatu is a city in Ceará, a Brazilian State, with a population of 92,260. Agenor Neto is the city's "prefeito", roughly equivalent to a mayor.


A village of Quixelôs Indians existed at this site before the arrival of the Portuguese. In 1707 the Society of Jesus began Western settlement here. It has been classed as a city since 1874. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Iguatu.

Notable native or resident

External links

  • Iguatu governmental site (In Portuguese)

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