Garruchos, Rio Grande do Sul

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Garruchos
Municipality
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Garruchos is located in Brazil
Garruchos
Garruchos
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°11′2″S 55°38′20″W / 28.18389°S 55.63889°W / -28.18389; -55.63889Coordinates: 28°11′2″S 55°38′20″W / 28.18389°S 55.63889°W / -28.18389; -55.63889
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Meso-regionSudoeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-regionCampanha Ocidental
Area
 • Total799.85 km2 (308.82 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total3,219
 • Density4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal code
97685-xxx
Websitewww.garruchos.rs.gov.br

Garruchos is a municipality in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 3,219 (2015 est.) in an area of 799.85 km².[1] Its elevation is 69 m by the Uruguay River. It is located 627 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.

The town is situated by the Uruguay River which forms the border with Argentina to the west; an Argentine settlement with the same name, Garruchos, is on the other side.

The municipality would be partially flooded by the proposed Garabí Dam.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Eletrobras apresenta Garabi-Panambi a prefeitos (in Portuguese), Eletrobras CGTEE, 7 April 2014, retrieved 2016-11-11

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