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Country  Brazil
Microregion  Arapiraca
Demonym(s)  Arapiraquense
Area  351 km²
Local time  Tuesday 1:57 AM
Mesoregion  Agreste Alagoano
Founded  30 October 1924
Postal code  57300
Elevation  264 m
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Weather  24°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 87% Humidity
Colleges and Universities  Federal University of Alagoas, State University of Alagoas
Team  Agremiação Sportiva Arapiraquense

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, but IBGE estimated 227,640 inhabitants for 2013.


Map of Arapiraca - State of Alagoas, Brazil

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 municipalities

Clockwise from the north:

  • north: Igaci
  • north-north-east: Craíbas
  • north-east: Coité do Nóia
  • east: Limoeiro de Anadia
  • south-east: Junqueiro
  • south-south-east: São Sebastião
  • south: Feira Grande
  • south-west: Lagoa da Canoa
  • Sports

    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.


    Arapiraca Wikipedia

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