State Government of Rio Grande do Sul
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Rio Grande do Sul in figures

Mapa localiza o RS na América Latina
Mapa localiza o RS na América Latina - Photo: Reprodução
General data

Area: 281,737,947 km2 (2015, IBGE)

Population: 11,247,972 inhabitants (2015, IBGE)

Population density: 39.92 (2015, IBGE)

70% of South America’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is within a radius of 1,500 km of Porto Alegre


Fábrica de calçados
Fábrica de calçados - Photo: Claudio Fachel, Palácio Piratini

GDP: R$ 392.1 billion (2015, FEE)

Brazil’s largest industrial park for:

  • tobacco
  • leather and footwear
  • automation
  • biodiesel
  • agricultural and road machinery park
  • wine
  • vehicle trailers and truck bodies

Brazil’s second largest industrial park for:

  • metal products
  • machinery and equipment
  • furniture

Brazil’s third largest industrial park for:

  • rubber and plastic products

Brazil’s fourth largest industrial park for:

  • food
  • wood products
  • chemicals
  • automobiles
  • vessels, aircraft, military vehicles and other transport equipment

Brazil’s 3rd largest exporting state

Brazil’s 3rd most promising state

90% of Brazil’s coal reserves

70% of Brazil’s rice production

92% of Brazil’s wool production

17.5 billion dollars exported in 2015

434 cooperatives


Hidrovia em Porto Alegre
Hidrovia em Porto Alegre - Photo: Camila Domingues, Palácio Piratini

153.9 thousand km of roads

758 km of navigable waters

Second Brazilian port in exports and fourth in cargo handling

3.26 thousand km of network of railways and branch lines


Engenharia - Photo: Free Images
Education and science

2nd best university in Brazil: UFRGS

2nd best private university in Brazil: Unisinos

4th best private university in Brazil: PUCRS

17 universities rank among the top 100 in the country

15 technology parks

49 thousand engineers


Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul (Margs)
Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul (Margs) - Photo: Alina Souza, Palácio Piratini
Culture and quality of life

11 cities are among Brazil’s top 100 cities in human development

387 museums

2 thousand libraries