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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 agriculture and industry.


Area: 649,000 km² [1]

Population: 43,435 [2]

Time zone: UTC−3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IBGE (10 out. 2002). Área territorial oficial Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Visitado em 5 dez. 2010.
  2. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 29 de agosto de 2018. Consultado em 3 de setembro de 2018.

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