Carazinho

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Carazinho
O Município do Carazinho
The Municipality of Carazinho
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Official seal of Carazinho
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Location of Carazinho
Carazinho is located in Brazil
Carazinho
Carazinho
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°17′02″S 52°47′09″W / 28.28389°S 52.78583°W / -28.28389; -52.78583Coordinates: 28°17′02″S 52°47′09″W / 28.28389°S 52.78583°W / -28.28389; -52.78583
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Region South
Mesoregion Mesoregion Nordeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Carazinho
Founded 24 January 1931
Government
 • Mayor Renato Süss (PDT)
Area
 • City 676 km2 (261 sq mi)
Elevation 603 m (1,978 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 59,317
 • Rural 1,064
 • Metro 58,253
Demonym carazinhense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 99500-000
Area code(s) +55 54
Website Carazinho, Rio Grande do Sul

Carazinho is a city located 246 km from Porto Alegre, in the northwest portion of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Carazinho-RS was founded on 1931 and today has a population of 59,857. Carazinho's primary economy is focused on agriculture. Corn and wheat are the major products.

Carazinho can be accessed via BR-285 or BR-386, which are major roads in Rio Grande do Sul.

It has an altitude of 603 meters and an area of 676 km²