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Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Giruá
State: Rio Grande do Sul
Meso-region: Westcentral Rio Grande do Sul
(Centro Ocidental Rio-Grandense)
Micro-Region: Santiago
Anniversary: January 28, 1955
Founded: January 28, 1955
Nicknames: Productivity Capital
Location: 28.026/28° 1' 40" S lat.
54.35/54° 21' W long.
Postal code: 98870-xxx
Name of inhabitants: Giruaense
Distance from the capital: 474 km

Giruá is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The last part of the origin of the name comes from the Tupi language. It is located 474 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.

Bounding municipalities


It is situated in a volcanic-rich soil. Girua is mainly based in agriculture and manufacturing in its economy. It has a large soy production in which it receives its nickname, the Capital of Production. Corn, wheat, oats and other crops are the main production of the municipality.

Situated in the Missões region. Giruá was first inhabited by the Indians known as the Guaranis. Its vegetation is the most peculiar in Rio Grande do Sul. The first name of the city was Jerivá.

It received European immigration and the name of the city was changed to Giruá. Lithuanians, Swedes and Germans and other Europeans had difficulty pronouncing the name Jerivá, and they begin to pronounced as Giruá, the current name.

Girua Online

The prefecture attracts the information sector created and maintained the city's website, with news on the city, photos, data, information and other diverse contents.

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