Osório

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Osório
Municipality
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Osório is located in Brazil
Osório
Osório
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°53′39″S 50°15′55″W / 29.89423°S 50.26520°W / -29.89423; -50.26520Coordinates: 29°53′39″S 50°15′55″W / 29.89423°S 50.26520°W / -29.89423; -50.26520
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Osório is a coastal municipality and a city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population is about 40,000 inhabitants.

Osório is located 90 km east of the state capital, Porto Alegre. The municipality was created in 1857 by fission from Santo Antonio da Patrulha and named Conceição do Arroio. It was renamed in 1934 by decree to honor Manuel Luís Osório, 19th century military commander and politician who was born there.

The Osório wind farm, the largest wind power park in Latin America (300MW) was built in 2006 in the outskirts of the town.