Capão do Leão

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Capão do Leão
Town
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Capão do Leão
Map of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil highlighting Capão do Leão
Coordinates: 32°14′16″S 53°5′13″W / 32.23778°S 53.08694°W / -32.23778; -53.08694Coordinates: 32°14′16″S 53°5′13″W / 32.23778°S 53.08694°W / -32.23778; -53.08694
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Micro-region Pelotas
Founded May 8, 1982
Area
 • Total 874.716 km2 (337.730 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 26,193
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Demonym Leonense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Area/distance code (00)55-Brazilian area code
IBGE code 4304663
Distance from the capital 274 km (170 mi) WSW
Website www.capaodoleao.rs.gov.br

Capão do Leão is a small Brazilian town in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population is around 19,000. Its second industry is agriculture which was primary until the 1970s, it currently has more urban population (80%) than rural (20%). Much of the area are made up of plains. The city hosts the main campus of Universidade Federal de Pelotas, the largest higher education institution in the southern portion of Rio Grande do Sul.

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