Planalto, Rio Grande do Sul

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Municipio de Planalto
Location in Rio Grande Do Sul
Location in Rio Grande Do Sul
Coordinates: 27°19′44″S 53°03′32″W / 27.32889°S 53.05889°W / -27.32889; -53.05889Coordinates: 27°19′44″S 53°03′32″W / 27.32889°S 53.05889°W / -27.32889; -53.05889
Country Brazil
Mesoregion Noroeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Frederico Westphalen
Founded 26 December 1963
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Carlos Damin (PDT)
Area
 • Total 230,417 km2 (88,965 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 10,589
 • Density 45.8/km2 (119/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC-3)

Planalto is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, located at 27°19′44″S 53°03′31″W / 27.32889°S 53.05861°W / -27.32889; -53.05861, at an altitude of 568 meters above sea level. It has a total area of 237.35 km². Its estimated population in 2004 was of 11,702 inhabitants, and in 2007 it was of 10,589 inhabitants.

The city is located in the confluence of the Rio Uruguay and Rio do Mel rivers, close to the border with the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.

The municipality is part of the Hidrominerais region, in the microregion of Frederico Westphalen. It is located in the perimeter of the underground Aquífero Guarani.

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