Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Herval
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Meso-region||Southwestern Rio Grande do Sul
|• Total||2,798.3 km2 (1,080.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||287 m (942 ft)|
|• Density||2.6/km2 (6.8/sq mi)|
Herval is a Brazilian municipality in the southern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It has a population of 7,395 (2005). Its elevation is 287 m. It has an area of 2798.3 km2. It is located 302.4 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre. The nickname of the city is Sao Chico. Its main industry is agriculture.
In 1777, Spain and Portugal firmed an area and received the name. Rio Paratin which has a tributary with Arroio Basílio that bounded with the possession of the two modern countries. This stream bounded north of the current municipality of Herval, in the treaty of 1777 to the Spanish Empire. Rafael Pinto Bandeira marked the frontier that became demarcated and included the rio Jaguarão to the Portuguese dominion.
Herval is famous for its international rodeo festival and occurs every January. It is organized with the CTG Minuano with the municipality.
- http://www.citybrazil.com.br/rs/herval/ (Portuguese)