Igrejinha

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Município de Igrejinha
Skyline of Município de Igrejinha
Flag of Município de Igrejinha
Flag
Official seal of Município de Igrejinha
Seal
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates: 29°34′26″S 50°47′24″W / 29.57389°S 50.79000°W / -29.57389; -50.79000Coordinates: 29°34′26″S 50°47′24″W / 29.57389°S 50.79000°W / -29.57389; -50.79000
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Emanciped 1964-06-01
Government
 • Mayor Elir Domingo Girardi (PTB)
Area[1]
 • Total 136.816 km2 (52.825 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2006 est.)[1]
 • Total 31,389
 • Density 229.4/km2 (594/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website igrejinha.rs.gov.br

Igrejinha is a municipality located in the Serra Gaúcha of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The city has approximately 31,000 inhabitants and sits about 82 km (about 51 miles) from the capital city of the state, Porto Alegre.

Oktoberfest[edit]

Igrejinha Oktoberfest 2007

Each year, the citizens of Igrejinha and visitors from the region celebrate Oktoberfest. The city has a large population of German-Brazilians. Thousands turn out each year for the Oktoberfest celebration.

The most significant period for tourism is during Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian beer festival, which sold 186,000 tickets at its pavilions in 2005—at which 209,561 liters of beer were drunk.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Portuguese) Cidades@, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, Accessed on 2007-09-25.