The College of Cristo Rey
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Founded||12 January 1616|
|• Mayor||Irineu Colato|
|• Total||229 km2 (88 sq mi)|
|Elevation||343 m (1,125 ft)|
|• Density||80/km2 (210/sq mi)|
Horizontina (Portuguese pronunciation: ['oɾizõtʃinɐ]) is a municipality and a city in Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil, with 18,350 inhabitants as of 2010. The first settlers were German, Italian and Polish immigrants who arrived in the region in 1927, though the city was created only in 1955. Nowadays, most of the inhabitants are of German-Brazilian descent.
Riograndenser Hunsrückisch is a regional language and as such an integral part of the history of many municipalities throughout the state of Rio Grande do Sul since pioneer days, including Horizontina.
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