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Gravataí

Gravatai
Administration
Full nameGravataí
Official nameThe Municipality of Gravataí
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
Settled1763
Incorporated (city)1938
Current limits1988
Government
TypeMayor-Council
MayorRita Sanco
Geography
Total Area178.96 sq mi (463.5 km2)
Elevation75 ft (22.9 m)
Demography
Total Population255762 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)551.7/km2 (1429.16/sq mi)
DemonymGravataiense
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Gravataí (Tupi Guarani: gravatá, a kind of flower common in the region; y, river.) is a Brazilian city near Porto Alegre at the Rio Grande do Sul State. Its population is approximately 250,000 people, making it the sixth most populous city in the state.


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