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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[update], it has a population of 214.006, but IBGE estimated 227,640 inhabitants for 2013.
Location of Arapiraca in the State of Alagoas
|Founded||30 October 1924|
|• Mayor||Rogério Teófilo (PSDB)|
|• Total||351.475 km2 (135.705 sq mi)|
|Elevation||264 m (866 ft)|
|• Total||232,671 (IBGE 2,014)|
|• Density||669.98/km2 (1,735.2/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||(+55) 82|
|Website||Official 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".
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