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Full nameAraraquara
Official nameAraraquara
MayorMarcelo Fortes Barbieri
Total Population200666 (2009)
Density (pop.)194/km2 (502.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Not to be confused with Araracuara, a town, region, genus of trees in Colombia

Araraquara is a city in the state of São Paulo in Brazil. It is also known as "the abode of the sun," because of its impressive sunset and because of its hazy temperature, especially in summer.

More than 200,000 people live in Araraquara. The city was founded in 1817.

Ferroviária is the local football (soccer) team of the city. The club plays home matches at Estádio Fonte Luminosa, which has a maximum capacity of 27,000 people.

The city downtown is filled with bars, especially around colleges, as it has a high flux of students from nearby cities.

The city is served by Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport.

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