Rio Grande do Sul

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State of Rio Grande do Sul
State
Flag of State of Rio Grande do Sul
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Rio Grande do Sul
Coat of arms
Motto: Liberdade, Igualdade, Humanidade (Portuguese)
"Liberty, Equality, Humanity"
Anthem: Hino Rio-Grandense
Location of State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
Location of State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
Coordinates: 30°S 53°W / 30°S 53°W / -30; -53Coordinates: 30°S 53°W / 30°S 53°W / -30; -53
Country  Brazil
Capital and largest city Porto Alegre
Government
 • Governor José Ivo Sartori
 • Vice Governor José Paulo Dornelles Cairoli
Area
 • Total 281,748 km2 (108,784 sq mi)
Area rank 9th
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 10,770,603
 • Rank 5th
 • Density 38.22779/km2 (99.00952/sq mi)
 • Density rank 13th
Demonym(s) Gaúcho or Sul-rio-grandense
GDP
 • Year 2008 estimate
 • Total R$ 199,499,000,000 (4th)
 • Per capita R$ 18.378,17 (6th)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.832 – high (4th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 90000-000 to 99990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-RS
Website rs.gov.br

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 state has a surface area of roughly 282,000 square kilometres.

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