Gravataí, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil

🇧🇷 Gravataí is a Brazilian municipality near Porto Alegre at the Rio Grande do Sul State. It is the sixth most populous city in the state. The city is divided into five separate districts: Gravataí, Barro Vermelho, Ipiranga, Itacolomi and Morungava. The main supply of drinking water is provided by the Gravataí River, formed at Banhado Grande and flowing west into the city towards the Guaíba estuary.Economy Agriculture was essential to Gravataí's economy during its first two centuries. After the 1950s the city started a process of industrialization. This process was accelerated in 2000 after the inauguration of a General Motors manufacturing plant. Since its opening 600,000 cars have been built, more than one hundred thousand Chevrolet Celta (also known as Suzuki Fun) and Chevrolet Prisma per year. Today, manufacturing is the major economic driver and Gravataí has been classified as a blue collar city.

Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul 
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul
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Gravataí has a population of over 280,000 people.

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