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|The Municipality of Acaraú|
|Founded||July 31, 1849|
|• Mayor||Alexandre Ferreira Gomes Da Silveira (PMPB)|
|• Total||842.884 km2 (325.439 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• 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.
Historically, Acaraú was known as Acaracu until 19 September 1882.
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