Farroupilha

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Farroupilha
O Município de Farroupilha
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Official seal of Farroupilha
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Location of Farroupilha
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Government
 • Mayor Claiton Gonçalves
Area code(s) +55
Website Farroupilha, Rio Grande do Sul

Farroupilha is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in the Serra Gaúcha between the cities of Bento Gonçalves and Caxias do Sul. The city’s total area is 359.3 km². Farroupilha has 70,345 residents (2012 estimate).

Farroupilha hosts an annual Festa Nacional do Kiwi (National Kiwifruit Festival) known as Fenakiwi.[1] It is like the Festa da Uva in neighbor city Caxias do Sul,

History[edit]

The area of Farroupilha was first settled in 1875 by three families (Stefano Crippa, Tomazo Radaelli, and Luigi Sperafico) that immigrated from Milan, Italy. The municipality of Farroupilha was officially created on 11 December 1934. The city was named "Farroupilha" after the Centennial anniversary of the Ragamuffin War that was celebrated in the subsequent year.

Twin City[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Conheça a Feira". fenakiwi.com.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 September 2014. 

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Coordinates: 29°14′S 51°21′W / 29.233°S 51.350°W / -29.233; -51.350