Herval

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Herval
Municipality
Location in Rio Grande do Sul  state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Herval is located in Brazil
Herval
Herval
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 32°1′26″S 53°23′45″W / 32.02389°S 53.39583°W / -32.02389; -53.39583Coordinates: 32°1′26″S 53°23′45″W / 32.02389°S 53.39583°W / -32.02389; -53.39583
Country  Brazil
Region South Region
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Sudeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Jaguarão
Area
 • Total 1,757.84 km2 (678.71 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 6,975
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Website www.herval.rs.gov.br

Herval is a Brazilian municipality in the southern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The population is 6,975 (2015 est.) in an area of 1757.84 km².[1] Its elevation is 287 m. Its main industry is agriculture.

Herval is situated south of the Piratini River, which was defined in 1777 as the border between the Spanish and Portuguese possessions. The current border between Uruguay and Brazil lies further south, at the Jaguarão River.

Herval is famous for its international rodeo festival, organized every January.

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