Acaraú

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Acaraú
Municipality
The Municipality of Acaraú
Flag of Acaraú
Flag
Official seal of Acaraú
Seal
Nickname(s): Acarauense
Location of Acaraú
Acaraú is located in Brazil
Acaraú
Acaraú
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 02°53′09″S 40°07′12″W / 2.88583°S 40.12000°W / -2.88583; -40.12000
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira do Ceará.svg Ceará
Founded July 31, 1849
Government
 • Mayor Alexandre Ferreira Gomes Da Silveira (PMPB)
Area
 • Total 842.884 km2 (325.439 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 57,542
 • Density 68.268/km2 (176.81/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC-3)

Acaraú (also Acarahú) is a municipality in the Ceará state of Brazil. The city lies on the Acaraú River near the northern Atlantic coast. In 2010 the population was estimated at 57,542. The municipality is a major producer of Brazilian lobster and its economy depends heavily on fishing, agriculture and cattle breeding.

Coordinates: 2°53′09″S 40°07′07″W / 2.88583°S 40.11861°W / -2.88583; -40.11861