Irati sprang up in the 1890s as a railroad town along the São Paulo–Rio Grande do Sul railroad line. The name, Irati, comes from the Tupi language and reportedly means "river of honey" (apparently there were many bees in the region).
A distinguishing feature of many small towns in southern Brazil is the municipal anthem.
Taking care of the country: the Irati Wanti campaign is working hard to protect the Australian `desert' from its new enemy, the remote dumping of radioactive waste.
Dec 01, 2002; In 1998 a group of senior traditional Aboriginal women sat down together in the outback opal mining town of Coober Pedy to pen a...