Fortaleza is the state capital of Ceará, located in Northeastern Brazil. With a population close to 2.55 million, Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil. It has an area of 313 square kilometres and the highest demographic density in the country. To the north of the city lies the Atlantic Ocean; to the south are the municipalities of Pacatuba, Eusébio, Maracanaú and Itaitinga; to the east is the municipality of Aquiraz and the Atlantic Ocean; and to the west is the municipality of Caucaia. Residents of the city are known as Fortalezenses. The current mayor is Roberto Cláudio, a doctor who graduated from the Federal University of Ceará. Fortaleza is one of the three leading cities in the Northeast region together with Recife and Salvador.The city will be one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Additionally, Fortaleza hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.