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
State Rio Grande do Sul
Meso-region Sudoeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-region Campanha Ocidental
Area
 • Total 799.85 km2 (308.82 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 3,219
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal code 97685-xxx
Website www.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.

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