|Alt names||Sun ́s Home||source: Wikipedia|
|Located in||São Paulo, Brazil|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia
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 atmosphere, especially in summer.
More than 208,725 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.
The name of the city comes from the Tupi-Guarani language and is believed to mean either "abode of the macaws" or "abode of the sun".