Araguaína has grown after the construction of the Belém-Brasíia interstate highway. The highway traffic heading North and Northeastern regions goes through the town making Araguaía the doorway to great centers. As a cattle raising town, it is also known as “The capital of fatty cattle”. It has the state second largest population and a very busy trading activity. Furniture manufacturing, cloth making and agro-industries are its main industry.
The two maior events that take place in Araguaía are “Exposiςão Agropecuária” (an exhibition of farming activities) with rodeos, concerts and festivities attracting thousands of people every year. The other event is the “Feneara” (a business tair for small and medium companies in Araguaía) showing commercial and industrial activities of Araguaía. The city has a diversified craftsmanship on wood, clay, straw, stones, painting on cloth and a lot more. Night life counts on large restaurants, pizzerias, bars and a nightclub that holds up 700 people. Hotels can accommodate up to 500 people.
Araguaina has several clubs that offer comfort and tranquility to visitors. On weekends the Araguainenses enjoy the cool waters of the river Jacuba.It also has the River Lontra with its crystalline waters and Blue Lake, which is a popular activity for visitors Araguaina. Another place that deserves a visit is the dam Corujão, which takes many people to a fishery.
It is in the region of Araguaina which is one of the most beautiful and quiet beaches in the region: the Beach Garimpinho.
The main economic activity is cattle ranching in Araguaina. The creation of cattle is the most expressive of the region, which became known as the “Capital of Cattle.” Agriculture is also a major factor in the economy Araguaina. Trade, industry and service activity are important in the county. In the industry sector the focus is to manufacture furniture.
In 1876 the first inhabitants from the state of Piaui came to the region and settled along the River Jacuba, forming a village to protect themselves from attacks by Indians and wild animals. The first activities of that community were based on cereal crops for subsistence. The municipality of Araguaina only came into being in 1958, whit the deployment of Belém-Brasília, BR-153. From there, Araguaina had a rapid development, becoming, over the years, the most important city in northern Tocantins, and the main entrance gate to the state for great centers of the north and northeast. The city offers good infrastructure, offering a huge network of hotels, nightclubs and basic services like transport, health and public safety.
It is one of the most important Agropecuárias in the state. The event takes place annually in June at the Agricultural Park in Araguaina. The exhibition lasts five days and features attractions such as rodeos, rodeos, art shows and booths with samples of products marketed in the region and high-tech equipment.
Business Fair of Micro and Small Enterprises in Araguaina. It is held annually (date movable). Presents the industrial and commercial potential of the region. On that occasion happens to the fashion fair in the region. Both organized by SEBRAE-TO.
Araguaina presents a diverse craft as sculpture with works in wood, plaster, straw, stone lamps and paintings on cloth. Arrangements in wool and making dolls also make up a very graceful and activities admired local handicrafts.