Quaraí

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Quaraí
Flag of Quaraí
Flag
Coat of arms of Quaraí
Coat of arms
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Quaraí is located in Brazil
Quaraí
Quaraí
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 30°23′15″S 56°27′5″W / 30.38750°S 56.45139°W / -30.38750; -56.45139Coordinates: 30°23′15″S 56°27′5″W / 30.38750°S 56.45139°W / -30.38750; -56.45139
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
MesoregionSudoeste Rio-Grandense
MicroregionCampanha Ocidental
Area
 • Total3,147.63 km2 (1,215.31 sq mi)
Elevation
112 m (367 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total23,579
 • Density7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-03:00 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:00 (BRST)
Postal code
97560-xxx
Websitewww.quarai.rs.gov.br

Quarai is a Brazilian municipality located near the border with Uruguay on the Rio Quaraí. The population is 23,579 (2015 est.) in an area of 3,147.63 km², making it one of the largest municipalities in the state.[1] Its elevation is 112 m. It is located 590 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Montevideo, Uruguay and southeast of Alegrete.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Flag[edit]

Created in 1971, the flag is made up of three stripes, blue, green and white in normal tones, it features a blue and red triangle-rectangle and a quadrilateral green that ascends between the two triangles with a blue triangle and in the left side of the flag, the angle of the green triangle is low and right. The center is elliptically vertical, in the white panel, the coat of arms added under law 400 December 21, 1964.

Geography[edit]

The area includes the Cerro do Jarau, a crater with 5.5 km in diameter dating back to around 117 million years and Salamanda do Jarau.

Population[edit]

Year Population
1996 23,244
1997 23,430
1998 23,618
1999 23,809
2000 24,002
2004 24,987

History[edit]

The first inhabitants were South American Indians including the Jarros, Guenoas, Minuanos and the Charruas people. The city was created on 8 April 1875.

The creation[edit]

The diplomatic action of the Treaty of Badajoz was signed in 1801 in which the then territorial boundary of Rio Grande do Sul became bounded at the Rio Quaraí. In 1814, its first ranches were founded.

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