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Flag of State of Rio Grande do Sul
Coat of arms of State of Rio Grande do Sul
Coat of arms
Anthem: Hino Rio-Grandense
Location of State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
Location of State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and largest cityPorto Alegre
 • GovernorJosé Ivo Sartori
 • Vice GovernorJosé Paulo Dornelles Cairoli
 • Total281,748 km2 (108,784 sq mi)
Area rank9th
 • Total10,770,603
 • Rank5th
 • Density38.22779/km2 (99.00952/sq mi)
 • Density rank13th
 • Year2008 estimate
 • TotalR$ 199,499,000,000 (4th)
 • Per capitaR$ 18.378,17 (6th)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.832 – high (4th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
90000-000 to 99990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-RS

Rio Grande do Sul is a Brazilian state. It is in Southern Brazil. It has common borders with Uruguay to the south, and Argentina to the west. It has a very high standard of living. Its capital city is Porto Alegre. About 10 million people live in the state. The surface area of Rio Grande do Sul is about 282,000 square kilometres.


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