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ARACATY, or ARACATI

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 287 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ARACATY, or ARACATI, a city and port of Brazil, in the state of Ceara, 75 M. S.E. of Fortaleza, on the river Jaguaribe, 8 m. from the sea. Pop. of the municipality (1890) 20,182, of whom about 12,000 belonged to the city. A dangerous bar at the mouth of the river permits the entrance only of the smaller coasting steamers, but the port is an important commercial centre, and exports considerable quantities of cotton, hides, manicoba, rubber, fruit, and palm wax.
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