Guaporé, Rio Grande do Sul, South Region, Brazil

🇧🇷 Guaporé is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is the state's greatest jewellery and lingerie producer, ranking second in the country. The city was mainly colonised by Italian immigrants in the 19th century and still retains their traditions. The name comes from the Guaraní language and its meaning is disputed, most likely being Desert Valley.

Guaporé is located on the Serra Gaúcha a mountainous area of the north-eastern Rio Grande do Sul. The city centre is at an altitude of 478 m above sea level, although some peaks reach the 700 m mark. It is situated between the highlands of the Planalto and lowlands of the Depressão Central and is composed of Igneous rock formed in the end of the Mesozoic Era. It is in an area of Basaltic Rock, that lay's upon layers of Arenite and Granite. The rivers Carreiro and Guaporé flow on the eastern and western borders of the city, respectively.

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Guaporé has a population of over 25,968 people. Guaporé also forms part of the wider Nordeste Rio-Grandense region which has a population of over 1,970,326 people. Guaporé is situated 71 km north-west of Bento Goncalves.

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