Jaguarão

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Jaguarão
The border between Brazil and Uruguay at Jaguarão
The border between Brazil and Uruguay at Jaguarão
Coat of arms of Jaguarão
Coat of arms
Jaguarão is located in Brazil
Jaguarão
Jaguarão
Coordinates: 32°33′57″S 53°22′33″W / 32.56583°S 53.37583°W / -32.56583; -53.37583
Country  Brazil
State  Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Sudeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Jaguarão
Area
 • Total 2,054.4 km2 (793.2 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 27,942
 • Density 14/km2 (35/sq mi)

Jaguarão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaɡwaɾˈɐ̃w̃]) is a municipality in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul located on the shores of the Jaguarão River, bordering Uruguay.

It lies a short distance inland from the Mirim Lagoon.

Geographical and historical proximity to Uruguay[edit]

In 1865 it was the site of the Battle of Jaguarão, fought against Uruguayan forces.

Located in the extreme south of Brazil and the border with Uruguay, the Baron of Mauá International Bridge links it with Río Branco.

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