|• Mayor||Aparecido Sério da Silva|
|• Total||1,167.4 km2 (450.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|• Density||160/km2 ( 410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||(+55) 18|
|HDI (2000)||0,848 – high|
|Website||Prefecture of Araçatuba|
Araçatuba is a city located in the northwest of São Paulo state, Brazil. The city has 181.579 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) and 1,167.4 km² of area. The city name comes from the Tupi language and means "abundance of araçá (a fruit)". Araçatuba is located 532 km from the city of São Paulo and 11 km from Birigui.
Araçatuba was founded in December 2, 1908 and officially established as a municipality in December 8, 1921.
The Tertiary sector is the most relevant for Araçatuba, corresponding to 79,35% of the city GDP. The Primary sector corresponds to 1.68% of the GDP and the Industry corresponds to 18.97%. Agro-industrial activities are relevant in the region.
The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Araçatuba.
Araçatuba is the center of a Microregion with a population of 256,560 inhabitants (IBGE/2010) an area of 5,365.6 km². This region includes the cities of Bento de Abreu, Guararapes, Lavinia, Rubiácea, Coroados, Santo Antônio do Aracanguá and Valparaíso.
The city is served by the "Dario Guarita Airport".
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