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Update: June 10, 2013

State of Rio Grande do Sul

flag State of Rio Grande do Sul
(Federative Republic of Brazil)
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Porto Alegre,the capital of Rio Grande do sul

Rio Grande do Sul is located in southern Brazil. It shares its southwestern border with Argentina and its southern border with Uruguay. The capital city of Porto Alegre has a warm and mild climate, as indicated by its yearly average temperature of 18℃. Porto Alegre is home to Lake Patos, the largest lake in Brazil.

 

Outline

Outline

 

Rio Grande do Sul

Shiga

Area ( km²)

281,748

4,017

Lakes to land ratio

1/25

1/6

Population

10,914,538

1,407,724

Population density ( km²)

38.7

350.4

Number of municipalities

497

19

Average temperature (℃)

18

15.5

Average rainfall (mm)

1,795

1,480

Japan Time Difference − 12 hours (Daylight Saving Time)

Lake Comparison

Lake Patos,as seen from the city of Rio Grande

Lake Comparison
 

Lake Patos

Lake Biwa

Area ( km²)

10,144

670

Water weight (billion tons)

54

27.5

Maximum depth (m)

8

103.6

Average depth (m)

5.4

41.2

History of Exchange with Shiga

History of Exchange with Shiga

1980

Shiga Prefecture and Rio Grande do Sul sign the Shiga-Rio Grande do Sul Sister State Agreement (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul)
Shiga's Youth Agricultural Research Group has visited Rio Grande do Sul every year since

1982

Shiga Prefecture begins sending fishery engineers to Rio Grande do Sul for training

1983

Shiga Prefecture presents the city of Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, with a Japanese garden: Praca Shiga

1984

The first International Conference on the Conservation and Management of Lakes is held (Otsu, Shiga)

1990

Rio Grande do Sul State Governor Pedro Simon visits Shiga Prefecture
The Science and Technology Exchange Agreement is signed (Otsu, Shiga)
Shiga Prefecture is introduced at exhibition in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul)

1992

Rio Grande do Sul is introduced at exhibitions throughout Shiga Prefecture

1995

The Plaza for Cultural lnformation about Shiga Prefecture is established by the Rio Grande do Sul State Government

1996

Rio Grande do Sul State Governor Antonio Brid visits Shiga Prefecture
Rio Grande do Sul youth soccer team visits Shiga Prefecture and engages in friendly matches with youth soccer teams in Shiga

2000

Shiga's Governor Kunimatsu leads the Rio Grande do Sul Goodwill Mission to Brazil to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Shiga-Rio Grande do Sul Sister State Agreement

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