Ijuí

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Ijuí
Municipality
O Município de Ijuí
The Municipality of Ijuí
Partial view of the city's skyline.
Partial view of the city's skyline.
Flag of Ijuí
Flag
Official seal of Ijuí
Seal
Nickname(s): "Terra das Culturas Diversificadas"
"Portal das Missões"
"Capital da Cultura"
"Colméia do Trabalho"
Location of Ijuí
Ijuí is located in Brazil
Ijuí
Ijuí
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°23′16″S 53°54′54″W / 28.38778°S 53.91500°W / -28.38778; -53.91500Coordinates: 28°23′16″S 53°54′54″W / 28.38778°S 53.91500°W / -28.38778; -53.91500
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Mesorregião do Noroeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Microrregião de Ijuí
Founded October 19, 1890
Government
 • Mayor Fioravante Ballin (PDT)
Area[1]
 • Total 689.12 km2 (266.07 sq mi)
Elevation 328 m (1,076 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 79,159
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Ijuiense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 98700-000
Area code(s) +55 55
Website http://www.ijui.rs.gov.br/

Ijuí is a Brazilian municipality of Rio Grande do Sul, situated 395 kilometres (245 mi) from the state capital, Porto Alegre. In 2010 its population was 79,159, making it the third most populous city of the Missões region, behind Passo Fundo and Erechim. It is also known as "The Land of Diversified Cultures" due to the various nationalities of its founding immigrants, especially from Europe.

Ijuí is a university town with major health services, containing one of the best hospitals away from the state capital, the Ijuí Charity Hospital (Portuguese: Hospital de Caridade de Ijuí). Ijuí has a variable daily population of approximately 100,000 people, being an important regional centre.

The city is served by João Batista Bos Filho Airport.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE (October 10, 2002). "Área territorial oficial". Resolução da Presidência do IBGE de n° 5 (R.PR-5/02). Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Censo Populacional 2010". Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). November 29, 2010. Retrieved December 5, 2010.