Cachoeira do Sul

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Cachoeira do Sul
Municipality
Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Flag of Cachoeira do Sul
Flag
Nickname(s): Capital Nacional do Arroz "National Rice Capital"
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinates: 30°02′21″S 52°53′38″W / 30.03917°S 52.89389°W / -30.03917; -52.89389Coordinates: 30°02′21″S 52°53′38″W / 30.03917°S 52.89389°W / -30.03917; -52.89389
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded 1820
Government
 • Mayor Neiron Viegas (PT)
Area
 • Total 3,715 km2 (1,434 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2006 est.)
 • Total 89,669
 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website cachoeiradosul.rs.gov.br

Cachoeira do Sul is a municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

It is located at a latitude of 30º02'21" S and a longitude of 52º53'38" W, at an approximate height of 68 meters over sea level. Its population in 2004 was approximately 89120 and its surface area is 3715.5 square kilometers.