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Full nameUruguaiana
Official nameUruguaiana
StateRio Grande do Sul
MayorJosé Francisco Sanchotene Felice (PSDB)
Total Area2206.3 sq mi (5715.8 km2)
Elevation216.5 ft (66 m)
Total Population136364 (2006 est.)
Density (pop.)23.9/km2 (61.9/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Uruguaiana is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located on the left-hand (eastern) shore of the Uruguay River that forms the border with Argentina. Opposite Uruguaiana, and joined to it by a road/railway bridge, lies the Argentine city of Paso de los Libres, Corrientes. North of Uruguaiana lies the Brazilian town of Itaqui, connected by a bridge constructed by the English in 1888 over the Ibicuí River.

[ The city marks the southernmost point reached by the Paraguayans in the War of the Triple Alliance; after being taken without resistance, it was recaptured after a six-week siege that effectively ended the phase of Paraguayan offensive operations.

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