Update: June 10, 2013 About Shiga

State of Rio Grande do Sul

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月25日 1月6日
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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