Barra do Quaraí

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Barra do Quaraí
town
Flag of Barra do Quaraí
Official seal of Barra do Quaraí
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
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
FoundedDecember 28, 1995
Government
 • MayorIad Mahoud Abder Rahim Choli
Area
 • Total1,056.14 km2 (407.78 sq mi)
Elevation
35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total4,227
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
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 4,227 (2020 est.) in an area of 1056.14 km2.[3] 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. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-12-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - UNDP
  3. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística

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