Arapiraca

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Arapiraca
Municipality
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Flag of Arapiraca
Flag
Official seal of Arapiraca
Seal
Location of Arapiraca in the State of Alagoas
Location of Arapiraca in the State of Alagoas
Arapiraca is located in Brazil
Arapiraca
Arapiraca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 9°45′07″S 36°39′39″W / 9.75194°S 36.66083°W / -9.75194; -36.66083Coordinates: 9°45′07″S 36°39′39″W / 9.75194°S 36.66083°W / -9.75194; -36.66083
Country Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
State Alagoas
Mesoregion Agreste Alagoano
Microregion Arapiraca
Founded 30 October 1924
Government
 • Mayor Celia Rocha
Area
 • Total 351 km2 (136 sq mi)
Elevation 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 214,006 (IBGE 2,010)
Demonym Arapiraquense
Postal code 57300
Area code(s) (+55) 82
Website Official website (Portuguese)

Arapiraca is a municipality located in the center of the Brazilian State of Alagoas, some 135 km (84 mi) from the state capital, Maceió. It was founded in 1924.

As of 2010, it has a population of c. 214.006 inhabitants.,[1] but IBGE estimates 227.640 inhabitants for 2013. Arapiraca is the second largest city in Alagoas.

The city is known mostly for its production of tobacco and thus is often considered "The Brazilian Tobacco Capital".

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Clockwise from the north:

Sports[edit]

Agremiação Sportiva Arapiraquense, better known as ASA, is the city's football club. The club plays its home matches at the Estádio Municipal Coaracy da Mata Fonseca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE[1]