Agudo, Rio Grande do Sul

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Agudo
Location athin Rio Grande do Sul
Location athin Rio Grande do Sul
Agudo is locatit in Brazil
Agudo
Agudo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°38′43″S 53°14′24″W / 29.64528°S 53.24000°W / -29.64528; -53.24000Coordinates: 29°38′43″S 53°14′24″W / 29.64528°S 53.24000°W / -29.64528; -53.24000
Kintra Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Area
 • Total553.1 km2 (213.6 sq mi)
Elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Population
 (2004 est.)
 • Total17,833
 • Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Agudo is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, the soothmaist state o Brazil. Its elevation is 83 meters abuin sealevel. The total aurie is 553,1 km² and the population was estimated at 17,833 in 2004.

Aircheological evidence indicates that this aurie wis settled bi humankind as far back as 8.000 years ago.

The first Europeans tae come intae the aurie wur Jesuit priests who in the 16t century began establishin the socried Reductions or Missions as they wur namit in the wider region an aw (i.e. Brazil, Argentinae an Paraguay).

At a later date wi the expulsion o the Jesuit order bi the baith the Spaingie an Portuguese crouns frae Sooth Americae left the aurie inactive as far as European activities wur concerned.

The local indigenous population suffered attacks bi Paulistas frae the north who, amangst ither things, made it their business tae captur Indians tae be put up for sale in the slave mercats o São Paulo, etc...

In 1857 a new wave o immigration stairtit tae affect the region, this time attractin Germanic settlers an subsequently fowks o ither European oreegins. The German leid is still spoken bi some o residents o the Municipality o Agudo an in auries aroond it.

In 2001 a fossil o a dinosaur wis foond in Agudos an efter the analysis o its skelet, it wis reportit tae be a new species o ornithischian dinosaur, namit sacisaur (Sacisaurus agudoensis) efter the evidence that the skelet missed the bones o ane o its leg.

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