Population 3,875,000 (UA)
Fortaleza's history began on February 2, 1500, when Spaniard Vicente Pinzón landed in Mucuripe's cove and named the new land Santa Maria de la Consolación. Colonisation began in 1603, when the Portuguese Pero Coelho de Souza constructed the Fort of São Tiago and founded the settlement of Nova Lisboa.
Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil. It has an area of 313 square kilometres (121 sq mi) and the highest demographic density in the country (8,001 per km²). Residents of the city are known as Fortalezenses. The current mayor is Roberto Cláudio, a doctor graduated at the Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza is one of the three leading cities in the Northeast region together with Recife and Salvador. The dominant religion of Fortaleza is Roman Catholicism due to the influence of Portuguese settlers and missionaries during the colonial rule of Brazil.
Pray for young people to be released into missions in this city and the world.
Pray for God’s heart and dreams to come about in Fortaleza through the various ministries at the base.
Pray for people to come to faith in Jesus Christ.