Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|• Total||3,147.63 km2 (1,215.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||112 m (367 ft)|
|• Density||7.5/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-03:00 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-02:00 (BRST)|
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. 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.
- Uruguaiana, north
- Rosário do Sul, east
- Santana do Livramento, south
- Artigas, Uruguay, south
- Alegrete, northwest
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.
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.
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.
- http://www.citybrazil.com.br/rs/quarai/ (in Portuguese)