The Arroio Chuí (" Chuí" river;) is a small river which marks the southernmost point of the country, in the State of the Rio Grande C Sul. It is a word Tupi-guarani which means in French " oiseau". He takes his source on the territory of the municipality of Santa Vitória C Palmar, follows a North-South direction until the limit of the commune of Chuí and forks towards the east to make border with the Uruguay, before throwing in the Atlantic Ocean southern.
Bed of the mouth of the river, which moved according to the Crue S and of the Marée S in December 1978 was definitively stabilized. The inauguaration of the work put an end to one period diplomatic problems between the two countries.
The other Brazilian extreme points are:
- in the East (on the continent): the Point of Seixas ( Bridged C Seixas ), in the State of the Paraíba;
- in the East (at sea): the Rocks of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul;
- in the West, the source of the Rio Moa, in the State of Acre.
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