Osório, Rio Grande do Sul

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View of Osório
View of Osório
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Osório is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°53′39″S 50°15′55″W / 29.89423°S 50.26520°W / -29.89423; -50.26520Coordinates: 29°53′39″S 50°15′55″W / 29.89423°S 50.26520°W / -29.89423; -50.26520
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
 • Total46,414
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)

Osório is a coastal municipality and a town in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population is about 46,000 inhabitants.

Osório is located 90 km east of the state capital, Porto Alegre. The municipality was created in 1857 by fission from Santo Antonio da Patrulha and named Conceição do Arroio. It was renamed in 1934 by decree to honor Manuel Luís Osório, 19th century military commander and politician who was born there.

The Osório wind farm, the largest wind power park in Latin America (300MW) was built in 2006 in the outskirts of the town.