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ARACATY, or Aracatí, a city and port of Brazil, in the state
of Ceará, 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,
maniçoba, rubber, fruit, and palm wax.
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