Barra do Quaraí

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Barra do Quaraí
town
Flag of Barra do Quaraí
Flag
Official seal of Barra do Quaraí
Seal
Location of Barra do Quaraí
Location of Barra do Quaraí
Coordinates: 30°12′25″S 57°33′18″W / 30.20694°S 57.55500°W / -30.20694; -57.55500Coordinates: 30°12′25″S 57°33′18″W / 30.20694°S 57.55500°W / -30.20694; -57.55500
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded December 28, 1995
Government
 • Mayor Iad Mahoud Abder Rahim Choli
Area
 • Total 1,056.14 km2 (407.78 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,201
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
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Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.777 – medium[2]

Barra do Quaraí (also Quarahim in archaic Portuguese spelling) is a Brazilian municipality located near the border with Uruguay (on the Rio Quaraí) and Argentina on the Uruguay River. The town became the westernmost city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and in all Southern Brazil when it was separated from the municipality of Uruguaiana on December 28, 1995. The population is 4,201 (2015 est.) in an area of 1056.14 km².[1] Its elevation is 35 m. It is located 717 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, and roughly the same distance northwest of Montevideo, Uruguay. Under Brazilian law, the municipality includes an island named Ilha Brasileira, also claimed by Uruguay, where it is known as Isla Brasilera.

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  1. ^ a b Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.  - UNDP

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