|Araraquara (0,8 Décimas)|
|Nickname(s): Sun's Home|
|• Mayor||Marcelo Fortes Barbieri|
|• Total||1,005.968 km2 (388.406 sq mi)|
|Elevation||664 m (2,178 ft)|
|• Density||211.41/km2 (547.5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||+(55) 16|
|Website||Official website (Portuguese)|
Not to be confused with Araracuara, a town, region, genus of trees in Colombia
More than 208,725 people live in Araraquara. The city was founded in 1817.
The city downtown is filled with bars, especially around colleges, as it has a high flux of students from nearby cities.
The city is served by Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport.
The name of the city comes from the Tupi-Guarani language and is believed to mean either "abode of the macaws" or "abode of the sun".
- (Portuguese) Official website
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