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São Leopoldo

Sao Leopoldo
Full nameCity of São Leopoldo
Official nameCity of São Leopoldo
StateRio Grande do Sul
Incorporated1846 (town)
MayorAry José Vanazzi (PT)
Total Area39.5 sq mi (102.31 km2)
Elevation85.3 ft (26 m)
Total Population212498 (2006 est.)
Density (pop.)2077/km2 (5379.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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São Leopoldo is an important Brazilian industrial city located in the south state of Rio Grande do Sul. It occupies a total area of 103.9 km2 (around 80 km2 urban area) at circa 30 km from the State Capital, Porto Alegre. Climate is sub-tropical, with temperatures varying from 2°C minimum at Winter to more than 40°C maximum during summer time. Summers are fairly dry.

Established on July 25, 1824, by German immigrants, São Leopoldo is considered the cradle of German culture in Brazil, that is to say, the first official city designed by the national Brazilian governor to start the German plan of immigration in the country. It has today a population of aprox.210,000 (2006).

São Leopoldo is one of the 13 beautiful cities along the Rota Romântica ('Romantic Route'), a touristic scenic route that runs from the State Capital towards the Serra Gaúcha.

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