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Flag of Araraquara
Coat of arms of Araraquara
Coat of arms
Location in São Paulo  state
Location in São Paulo state
Araraquara is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°47′41″S 48°10′34″W / 21.79472°S 48.17611°W / -21.79472; -48.17611Coordinates: 21°47′41″S 48°10′34″W / 21.79472°S 48.17611°W / -21.79472; -48.17611
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast Region
State São Paulo
 • Mayor Marcelo Fortes Barbieri
 • Total 1,004 km2 (388 sq mi)
Elevation 664 m (2,178 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 226,508
 • Density 230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 14801
Area code +(55) 16
Website Official website

Araraquara is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. The population is 226,508 (2015 est.) in an area of 1004 km².[1] It is also known as "the abode of the sun," because of its impressive sunset and because of its hot atmosphere, especially in summer. The city was founded in 1817.

Ferroviária is the local football (soccer) team of the city. The club plays home matches at Estádio Fonte Luminosa, which has a maximum capacity of 27,000 people.

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".


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