Taquara

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Taquara
Municipality
Motto: Um lugar para ficar (A place to stay)
Taquara's location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul
Taquara's location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinates: 29°39′02″S 50°46′50″W / 29.65056°S 50.78056°W / -29.65056; -50.78056Coordinates: 29°39′02″S 50°46′50″W / 29.65056°S 50.78056°W / -29.65056; -50.78056
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Incorporated April 17, 1886
Government
 • Type Mayor
 • Mayor Tito Lívio Jaeger Filho
 • Deputy Mayor Carlos Alberto Pimentel
Area
 • Total 480 km2 (190 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 60,481
Time zone Brasilia (UTC-3)
CEP (Post Code) 95600-000
Website taquara.com.br

Taquara is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Taquara is located 72 kilometers (44 miles) from Porto Alegre, the state capital. Taquara's population was estimated at 60,481 in 2005.