Rio Grande do Sul
Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul
State Capital City: Porto Alegre
State Abbreviation: RS
Rio Grande do Sul is (lit. "Great Southern River") is the southernmost state in Brazil. #20 on map.
In this state is located the southernmost city in the
country, Chuí, on the border with Uruguay. In the region of Bento Gonçalves and
Caxias do Sul, the largest wine producing center in Brazil, the attraction is
Italian gastronomy. Besides the European influence, the gaúchos, or
inhabitants of Rio Grande do Sul, strongly cultivate the traditions of the
Pampas, region of the border with Uruguay and Argentina, such as drinking mate
(known as chimarrão drunk in special gourd cups), eating the typical barbecue,
known as churrasco, and the traditional clothes are the bombachas (baggy
trousers), boots and large hats.
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Biggest Cities in Rio Grande do Sul
Caxias do Sul, Porto Alegre , Pelotas, Canoas, Novo Hamburgo, Viamão, Santa Maria, Gravataí
Official state website: www.rs.gov.br (Portuguese)