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Araçatuba 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.[1] 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
Skyline of Araçatuba
Flag of Araçatuba
Flag
Coat of arms of Araçatuba
Coat of arms
Location of Araçatuba
Location of Araçatuba
Araçatuba is located in Brazil
Araçatuba
Araçatuba
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 21°12′32″S 50°25′58″W / 21.20889°S 50.43278°W / -21.20889; -50.43278Coordinates: 21°12′32″S 50°25′58″W / 21.20889°S 50.43278°W / -21.20889; -50.43278
Country Brazil
RegionSoutheast
State São Paulo
Founded1908
City status1921
Government
 • MayorDilador Borges (PSDB)
Area
 • Total1,167.4 km2 (450.7 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total190,536
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code
16015
Area code(s)(+55) 18
HDI (2000)0,848 – high
WebsitePrefecture of Araçatuba

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HistoryEdit

Araçatuba was founded on December 2, 1908 and officially established as a municipality in December 8, 1921.[2]

EconomyEdit

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%.[3] Agro-industrial activities are relevant in the region.

CultureEdit

The city is the seat of the mor religiones.

Microregion of AraçatubaEdit

Araçatuba is the center of a Microregion with a population of 256,560 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) an area of 5,365.6 km².[4] This region includes the cities of Bento de Abreu, Guararapes, Lavinia, Rubiácea, Coroados, Santo Antônio do Aracanguá and Valparaíso.

TransportationEdit

  • SP-300 Rodovia Marechal Cândido Rondon
  • SP-463 Rodovia Elyeser Magalhães

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population at "Censo 2013"" (PDF) (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "History of the City". Museumarechalrondon.blogspot.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Municipal Profile at SEADE - Search". SEADE.gov.br. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census of the IBGE - Synopsis - Tables 761 and 1301 - Search" (in Portuguese). IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 28 July 2011.

External linksEdit

Photo galleryEdit

 
Sunset over Araçatuba
 
Dusk and cityscape
 
Buildings
 
"Machadinho" creek and "Pompeu de Toledo" Avenue
 
Partial cityscape from "Abraão Buchala" Avenue
 
"Pompeu de Toledo" Avenue and "Brasília" Avenue crossing
 
Historic Building and Cultural Center
 
Yacht Club and Tietê riverside
 
Jet-skiing on Tietê river