|O Município de Ijuí
The Municipality of Ijuí
Partial view of the city's skyline.
|Nickname(s): "Terra das Culturas Diversificadas"
"Portal das Missões"
"Capital da Cultura"
"Colméia do Trabalho"
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Mesoregion||Mesorregião do Noroeste Rio-Grandense|
|Microregion||Microrregião de Ijuí|
|Founded||October 19, 1890|
|• Mayor||Fioravante Ballin (PDT)|
|• Total||689.12 km2 (266.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||328 m (1,076 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||+55 55|
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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