Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|• Total||855.92 km2 (330.47 sq mi)|
|• Density||20/km2 (52/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
Giruá is a municipality in the northern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 17,198 (2015 est.) in an area of 855.92 km². It is located 474 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.
Because of its rich volcanic soil, agriculture is important in Giruá, notably soy production. Its nickname is the Capital of Productivity. Other important crops are maize, wheat, sunflower and linseed.
- http://www.citybrazil.com.br/rs/girua/ (Portuguese)
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