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City of Alegrete
Flag of City of Alegrete
Official seal of City of Alegrete
Location in Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Location in Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Coordinates: 29°51′39″S 51°10′44″W / 29.86083°S 51.17889°W / -29.86083; -51.17889Coordinates: 29°51′39″S 51°10′44″W / 29.86083°S 51.17889°W / -29.86083; -51.17889
Country Brazil
Region Sul
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded December 15, 1954
 • Mayor Gilmar Antonio Rinaldi (PT)
 • Total 27.543 km2 (10.634 sq mi)
Elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 80,669
 • Density 2,928.84/km2 (7,585.7/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.842 – high[2]

Esteio is a town situated in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, the state capital. About 9.3 miles from Porto Alegre, and neighboring Canoas and Sapucaia do Sul, it has about 87,000 inhabitants. It is the smallest municipality in Rio Grande do Sul and in all Southern Brazil.

Esteio is known for being the city where the Expointer takes place. Expointer is of the most important agriculture/farming fairs of South America.


  1. ^ "Censo Populacional 2010". Censo Populacional 2010. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). November 29, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009. 

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