Jaguarão

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Jaguarão
Municipality of Jaguarão
Flag of Jaguarão
Coat of arms of Jaguarão
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
MesoregionSudeste Rio-Grandense
MicroregionJaguarão
Area
 • Total2,054.4 km2 (793.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total26,500
 • Density13/km2 (33/sq mi)
HDI (2010)0.707 – high[2]

Jaguarão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaɡwɐˈɾɐ̃w̃]) 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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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