Quaraí

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Quaraí
Town
Flag of Quaraí
Flag
Coat of arms of Quaraí
Coat of arms
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Quaraí
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Quaraí
Coordinates: 30°23′15″S 56°27′5″W / 30.38750°S 56.45139°W / -30.38750; -56.45139Coordinates: 30°23′15″S 56°27′5″W / 30.38750°S 56.45139°W / -30.38750; -56.45139
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Micro-region Campanha Ocidental
Founded 8 April 1875
Area
 • Total 3,148.8 km2 (1,215.8 sq mi)
Elevation 112 m (367 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 24,987
 • Density 7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code 97560-xxx
Area/distance code (00)55-Brazilian area code
IBGE code 4315305
Distance from the capital 590 km (370 mi)
Website www.quarai.rs.gov.br

Quarai is a small Brazilian municipality located near the border with Uruguay on the Rio Quaraí . It has a population of 24,987 (2005). Its elevation is 112 m. It has an area of 3,488.1 square kilometers making it one of the largest municipalities in the state. It is located 590 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Montevideo, Uruguay as well as Artigas in the same country and southeast of Alegrete.

It is the birthplace of the Brazilian composer Luiz Menezes.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Flag[edit]

Created in 1971, the flag is made up of three stripes, blue, green and white in normal tones, it features a blue and red triangle-rectangle and a quadrilateral green that ascends between the two triangles with a blue triangle and in the left side of the flag, the angle of the green triangle is low and right. The center is elliptically vertical, in the white panel, the coat of arms added under law 400 December 21, 1964. It features two equal faces with minimal dimensions with one metre in length.

Geography[edit]

The area includes the Cerro do Jarau, a crater with 5.5 km in diameter dating back to around 117 million years and Salamanda do Jarau.

Population[edit]

Year Population Change Density
1996 23,244
1997 23,430 +186 or +0.8%
1998 23,618 +188 or +0.8%
1999 23,809 +191 or +0.81%
2000 24,002 +193 or +0.81%
2004 24,987 +985 or +4.1% 7.94/km²

History[edit]

The first inhabitants were South American Indians including the Jarros, Guenoas, Minuanos and the Charruas people. The city was created on 8 April 1875.

The creation[edit]

The diplomatic action of the Treaty of Badajós was signed in 1801 in which the then territorial boundary of Rio Grande do Sul became bounded at the Rio Quaraí. In 1814, its first ranches were founded.

Other[edit]

Quaraí has a school or a collegiate, churches and a few squares and parks.

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