Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Quaraí
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Founded||8 April 1875|
|• Total||3,148.8 km2 (1,215.8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||112 m (367 ft)|
|• Density||7.9/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area/distance code||(00)55-Brazilian area code|
|Distance from the capital||590 km (370 mi)|
Quarai is a small Brazilian municipality located near the border with Uruguay on the Rio Quaraí . It has a population of 24,987 (2005). Its elevation is 112 m. It has an area of 3,488.1 square kilometers making it one of the largest municipalities in the state. It is located 590 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Montevideo, Uruguay as well as Artigas in the same country and southeast of Alegrete.
It is the birthplace of the Brazilian composer Luiz Menezes.
- 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. It features two equal faces with minimal dimensions with one metre in length.
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.
|1997||23,430||+186 or +0.8%||–|
|1998||23,618||+188 or +0.8%||–|
|1999||23,809||+191 or +0.81%||–|
|2000||24,002||+193 or +0.81%||–|
|2004||24,987||+985 or +4.1%||7.94/km²|
The diplomatic action of the Treaty of Badajós 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/ (Portuguese)