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Marau is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It was initially populated by Italian immigrants that were escaping from the war.

The city name is based on the brave native chief "cacique Marau" which fought against the white people to keep the land. He lost the battle in 1840 and it generated a river called Mortandande after the bloody battle.

The economy is based on soybeans plantation and pork creation. [1]


Area: 649,000 km² [2]

Population: 36,383 [3]

Time zone: UTC−3

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  1. ^ Chemical market reporter: Volume 268, Issues 1-9; Volume 268, Issues 1-9 BUNGE EXPANDS BRAZIL OPS Bunge Alimentos has inked a deal with Perdigao, a major Latin American soybean processor, for the acquisition of its soybean crushing and oil refining units in Marau, of Rio Grande do Sul.
  2. ^ IBGE (10 out. 2002). Área territorial oficial Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Visitado em 5 dez. 2010.
  3. ^ Censo Populacional 2010 Censo Populacional 2010 Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) (29 de novembro de 2010). Visitado em 11 de dezembro de 2010.

Coordinates: 28°26′56″S 52°12′00″W / 28.44889°S 52.20000°W / -28.44889; -52.20000