Bossoroca is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 6,205 (2020 est.) in an area of 1610.57 km².[2] The name comes from the Guarani language, and may mean erosion. It is located 524 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.

Bossoroca
Municipality
Flag of Bossoroca
Coat of arms of Bossoroca
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Bossoroca is located in Brazil
Bossoroca
Bossoroca
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°43′48″S 54°54′0″W / 28.73000°S 54.90000°W / -28.73000; -54.90000Coordinates: 28°43′48″S 54°54′0″W / 28.73000°S 54.90000°W / -28.73000; -54.90000
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Micro-regionSanto Ângelo
Area
 • Total1,610.57 km2 (621.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total6,205
 • Density3.9/km2 (10.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
Postal code
97850-xxx
Websitewww.bossoroca.rs.gov.br

Bounding municipalitiesEdit

HistoryEdit

The area was first inhabited by the Guarani tribes. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Jesuit missions were established in the area. The municipality of Bossoroca was created on March 4, 1967.

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