Arroio dos Ratos

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Arroio dos Ratos
Municipality
O Município de Arroio dos Ratos
The Municipality of Arroio dos Ratos
Official seal of Arroio dos Ratos
Seal
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Arroio dos Ratos is located in Brazil
Arroio dos Ratos
Arroio dos Ratos
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 30°04′37″S 51°43′44″W / 30.07694°S 51.72889°W / -30.07694; -51.72889Coordinates: 30°04′37″S 51°43′44″W / 30.07694°S 51.72889°W / -30.07694; -51.72889
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Metropolitana de Porto Alegre
Microregion Porto Alegre
Founded 28 December 1964
Government
 • Mayor José Carlos Garcia de Azeredo (PDT)
Area
 • Total 425.9 km2 (164.4 sq mi)
Elevation 69 m (226 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,608
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Demonym(s) arroio-ratenses or ratenses
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 96740-000
Area code(s) +55 51
Website Arroio dos Ratos, Rio Grande do Sul

Arroio dos Ratos is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Thanks to its soil, is nationally known as the National Cradle of the Coal industry and National Capital of the Watermelon.

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