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 and city in the Ceará state of Brazil. The city lies on the Acaraú River near the northern Atlantic coast. As of 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