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Location in Ceará state
|• Total||480.976 km2 (185.706 sq mi)|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
Aquiraz is the thirteenth largest city in the state of Ceará, located on the nation's northeast coast, a popular vacation destination.
The city was founded by regal order on 13 February 1699 but was not truly installed until 1713. In the eighteenth century the Society of Jesus did notable work in the area. Aquiraz also served as the seat-city of Ceará before Fortaleza.
Places of interest
The municipality contains the 602 hectares (1,490 acres) Batoque Extractive Reserve, created in 2003. Notable structures include the Museu Sacro São José de Ribamar, the Igreja Matriz de São José de Ribamar and Beach Park.
- Ana Miranda – Poet who currently resides in Aquiraz.
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