|State:||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Meso-region:||Westcentral Rio Grande do Sul
(Centro Ocidental Rio-Grandense)
|Anniversary:||January 28, 1955|
|Founded:||January 28, 1955|
|Location:||28.026/28° 1' 40" S lat.
54.35/54° 21' W long.
|Name of inhabitants:||Giruaense|
|Distance from the capital:||474 km|
Giruá is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The last part of the origin of the name comes from the Tupi language. It is located 474 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.
It is situated in a volcanic-rich soil. Girua is mainly based in agriculture and manufacturing in its economy. It has a large soy production in which it receives its nickname, the Capital of Production. Corn, wheat, oats and other crops are the main production of the municipality.
It received European immigration and the name of the city was changed to Giruá. Lithuanians, Swedes and Germans and other Europeans had difficulty pronouncing the name Jerivá, and they begin to pronounced as Giruá, the current name.
The prefecture attracts the information sector created and maintained the city's website www.pmgirua.com.br, with news on the city, photos, data, information and other diverse contents.
- http://www.citybrazil.com.br/rs/girua/ (Portuguese)
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