Arroio do Sal

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Arroio do Sal
RioGrandedoSul Municip ArroiodoSal.svg
Coordinates: 29°33′03″S 49°53′20″W / 29.55083°S 49.88889°W / -29.55083; -49.88889Coordinates: 29°33′03″S 49°53′20″W / 29.55083°S 49.88889°W / -29.55083; -49.88889
Country Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Metropolitana de Porto Alegre[1]
Microregion Osório[1]
Founded April 22, 1988
 • Mayor João Luiz da Rocha
 • Total 120.939 km2 (46.695 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population est. IBGE/2008[2]
 • Total 7,109
 • Density 59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI 0.813[3]
GDP R$ 54,357,000[4]
GDP per capita R$8,140.00

Arroio do Sal is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is about 30 km south of Torres and 30 km north of Capão da Canoa, thus in about the northern half of the state's shoreline. It is 175 km from Porto Alegre, with which it is connected via BR 101 and BR 290.

Though the population is only about 7,000, during the summer tourism season the number of people increases to about 90,000. It includes 27 km of the Atlantic coast, and has about 60 beaches.


  1. ^ a b "Divisão Territorial do Brasil". Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais. Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 1 July 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 August 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil". Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano. Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 11 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 19 December 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2008.