São Francisco de Assis, Rio Grande do Sul

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Terra Boa
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Terra Boa is located in Brazil
Terra Boa
Terra Boa
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°33′1″S 55°7′52″W / 29.55028°S 55.13111°W / -29.55028; -55.13111Coordinates: 29°33′1″S 55°7′52″W / 29.55028°S 55.13111°W / -29.55028; -55.13111
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Southwestern Rio Grande do Sul
(Sudoeste Rio-Grandense)
Microregion Campanha Ocidental
Founded January 4, 1884
 • Total 2,503.9 km2 (966.8 sq mi)
Elevation 151 m (495 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 20,645
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Assissense
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal code 97610-xxx
IBGE code 4318101
Website saofranciscoassis.rs.gov.br

São Francisco de Assis is a Brazilian municipality in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It has a population of 20,645 (2005). Its elevation is 151 m. It has an area of 2,530.9 km². It is located 434 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre. The nickname of the city is Sao Chico.

The city is situated by the Jaguari, near the city of Santa Maria. They plant soy and produce milk. The city had been showing significant growth, compared to the last decade.


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