Araras

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Araras
Municipality
City of Araras
Fountain in Barão de Araras Square with the 100th Anniversary City Monument at the back
Fountain in Barão de Araras Square with the 100th Anniversary City Monument at the back
Flag of Araras
Flag
Official seal of Araras
Seal
Nickname(s): Cidade das árvores
Location of Araras
Location of Araras
Araras is located in Brazil
Araras
Araras
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 22°21′26″S 47°23′04″W / 22.35722°S 47.38444°W / -22.35722; -47.38444Coordinates: 22°21′26″S 47°23′04″W / 22.35722°S 47.38444°W / -22.35722; -47.38444
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State São Paulo
Mesoregion Piracicaba
Microregion Limeira
Founded August 15, 1862
Government
 • Mayor Nelson Dimas Brambilla (PT)
Area[1]
 • Total 644.831 km2 (248.971 sq mi)
Elevation 629 m (2,064 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 118,843
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym Ararense
Time zone Brasilia Official Time (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) Brazilian Daylight Saving Time (UTC-2)
Postal Code 13600-000
Area code(s) (+55) 19
Website www.araras.sp.gov.br

Araras (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈɾaɾɐs]) is a municipality located in the interior of State of São Paulo, Brazil. The population is 118,898 as of the 2010 IBGE Census.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Araras means macaws.

Sports[edit]

União São João Esporte Clube, founded in 1981, is the most successful football club of the city.[2]

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