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Arapiraca

Administration
Full nameArapiraca
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
StateAlagoas
MesoregionAgreste Alagoano
MicroregionArapiraca
Founded30 October 1924
Government
MayorLuciano Barbosa
Geography
Elevation866.1 ft (264 m)
Demography
Total Population214067 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
DemonymArapiraquenses

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Arapiraca is a municipality located in the center of the Brazilian state of Alagoas. It was founded in 1924 and is 135,6 km from the state capital, Maceió. , it has a population of c. 214,000 inhabitants. Arapiraca is the second largest city in Alagoas.

The city is known mostly for its production of tobacco and thus is often considered considered "The Brazilian Tobacco Capital".


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