Location of Araçatuba
|• Mayor||Dilador Borges (PSDB)|
|• Total||1,167.4 km2 (450.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||(+55) 18|
|HDI (2000)||0,848 – high|
|Website||Prefecture of Araçatuba|
Araçatuba, better known as the "Capital do Boi Gordo", is a city located in the northwest of São Paulo state, Brazil. The city has 190.536 inhabitants (IBGE/2013) and 1,167.4 km² of area. The city name comes from the Tupi language and means "abundance of araçá (a fruit, Psidium cattleianum)". Araçatuba is located 532 km from the city of São Paulo and 11 km from Birigui.
Araçatuba was founded on December 2nd, 1908 and officially established as a municipality in December 8, 1921.
The Tertiary sector is the most relevant for Araçatuba, corresponding to 79.35% of the city GDP. The Primary sector corresponds to 1.68% of the GDP and the Industry corresponds to 18.97%. Agro-industrial activities are relevant in the region.
The city is the seat of the mor religiones.
Microregion of Araçatuba
Araçatuba is the center of a Microregion with a population of 256,560 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) an area of 5,365.6 km². This region includes the cities of Bento de Abreu, Guararapes, Lavinia, Rubiácea, Coroados, Santo Antônio do Aracanguá and Valparaíso.
The city is served by the "Dario Guarita Airport".
Motorcycles and scooters account for 37% of the total number of vehicles in the city, much higher than the country's average of 27%. http://ibge.gov.br/cidadesat/painel/frota.php?lang=_PT&codmun=350280&search=sao-paulo%7Caracatuba%7Cinfograficos:-frota-municipal-de-veiculos
- "Population at "Censo 2013"" (PDF) (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- "History of the City". Museumarechalrondon.blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
- "Municipal Profile at SEADE - Search". SEADE.gov.br. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
- "2010 Census of the IBGE - Synopsis - Tables 761 and 1301 - Search" (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 28 July 2011.