Arapiraca is a municipality located in the center of the Brazilian state of Alagoas, some 135 km (84 mi) from the state capital, Maceió. It was founded in 1924. As of 2010, it has a population of 214.006,[2] but IBGE estimated 233,047 inhabitants for 2020.

Arapiraca
Municipality
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Flag of Arapiraca
Official seal of Arapiraca
Location of Arapiraca in the State of Alagoas
Location of Arapiraca in the State of Alagoas
Arapiraca is located in Brazil
Arapiraca
Arapiraca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 9°45′07″S 36°39′39″W / 9.75194°S 36.66083°W / -9.75194; -36.66083Coordinates: 9°45′07″S 36°39′39″W / 9.75194°S 36.66083°W / -9.75194; -36.66083
CountryFlag of Brazil.svg Brazil
StateAlagoas
MesoregionAgreste Alagoano
MicroregionArapiraca
Founded30 October 1924
Government
 • MayorLuciano Barbosa(MDB)
Area
 • Total351.475 km2 (135.705 sq mi)
Elevation
264 m (866 ft)
Population
 (2020 est [1])
 • Total233,047
 • Density600.83/km2 (1,556.1/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arapiraquense
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
Postal code
57300
Area code(s)(+55) 82
WebsiteOfficial website (in Portuguese)

Arapiraca is the second largest city in Alagoas, and is known mostly for its production of tobacco, hence its nickname of "The Brazilian Tobacco Capital".

Neighboring municipalitiesEdit

Clockwise from the north:

SportsEdit

Agremiação Sportiva Arapiraquense, better known as ASA, is the city's football club. The club plays its home matches at the Estádio Municipal Coaracy da Mata Fonseca.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ IBGE"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-11. Retrieved 2008-06-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)