Bossoroca

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Bossoroca
Municipality
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Bossoroca is located in Brazil
Bossoroca
Bossoroca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°43′48″S 54°54′0″W / 28.73000°S 54.90000°W / -28.73000; -54.90000Coordinates: 28°43′48″S 54°54′0″W / 28.73000°S 54.90000°W / -28.73000; -54.90000
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Micro-region Santo Ângelo
Area
 • Total 1,610.57 km2 (621.84 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 6,873
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal code 97850-xxx
Website www.bossoroca.rs.gov.br

Bossoroca is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 6,873 (2015 est.) in an area of 1610.57 km².[1] The name comes from the Guarani language, and may mean erosion. It is located 524 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.

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History[edit]

The area was first inhabited by the Guarani tribes. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jesuit missions were established in the area. The municipality of Bossoroca was created on March 4, 1967.

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