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Caxias do Sul

Caxias do Sul
Administration
Full nameCaxias do Sul
Official nameCaxias do Sul
CountryBR Brazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
FoundedJune 20, 1890
Government
MayorJosé Ivo Sartori (PMDB)
Geography
Total Area0.6 sq mi (1.643 km2)
Elevation2680.4 ft (817 m)
Demography
Total Population427.858 (2007)
Density (pop.)250/km2 (647.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code95000-000
Area code+55 54

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Caxias do Sul (-ptkaˈʃias du suw) is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, situated in the state's mountainous Serra Gaúcha region. Coordinates: 29°10′0″ S, 51°11′0″ W.

It was established by Italian immigrants on June 20, 1890. Today it is the second largest city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The demonym of the citizens of Caxias do Sul is caxiense.


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