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Pedras Altas

Pedras Altas
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Location in Brazil

Coordinates: 31°43′58″S 53°35′02″W / 31.73278°S 53.58389°W / -31.73278; -53.58389{{#coordinates:31|43|58|S|53|35|02|W|type:city(2218)_region:BR | |name=

Country 23x15px Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Sudoeste Rio-grandense
Microregion Jaguarão
Founded 16 April 1996
 • Mayor Gabriel de Léllis Junior
 • Total 1,376,694 km2 (531,545 sq mi)
Elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,218
 • Density 0.0016/km2 (0.0042/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Pedras Altas (Portuguese meaning "High Rocks") is a small Brazilian municipality in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is bounded by a river where it is bordered with Uruguay to the southwest, a part of the area are forested.

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Pedras Altas was known by its name of a region, divided into existed rocks and with three kilometres of the locality. In the mid 19th century, the region was known with the Coxilha das Pedras Altas. The name which was in tied with the written maps of the family under the official "Farrapo", settled around the area with the forces of Bento Gonçalves. The correspondency with was published under the Porto Alegre Almanac (Almanaque de Porto Alegre) in the end of the century. Joaquina de Assis Brasil, deposed the historian Antônio Dias Vargas on February 16, 1969 in which The railway workers in finding the local adequate in the building of rails, uncovered two enormous rocks with its length on the other, with an estimate height of five metres. Admirably with nature's work, ... it became known as Pedras Altas.

Assis Brasil founded the name of a railroad station. The starting of the settlement which proportioned under commander Manoel Faustino D'Ávila aided the ranch Vista Alegre, now São Manoel which in 1989 received land for its property founded by the western edge of one of its roads that connects the railroad station (now Rua Visconde de Mauá) with ex-aggregates and friends.

These important facts which marked the municipal history, the founding of Granja Pedras Altas which the idealist Joaquim Francisco de Assis Brasil, the main figure in public men of Rio Grande do Sul and the country, the Treaty of Peace of Pedras Altas its humanitary of politics, the Grupo Escolar Assis Brasil (Assis Brazil Scholar Group) founded in 1939, which brings in education, the opening of its hospital, the initiative of Lydia Assis Brasil, a guaranteed medical and people's attendance and its emancipation for its hope and a better future.

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