Lindolfo Collor

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Lindolfo Collor
Municipality
Flag of Lindolfo Collor
Flag
Coat of arms of Lindolfo Collor
Coat of arms
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Lindolfo Collor is located in Brazil
Lindolfo Collor
Lindolfo Collor
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°35′49″S 51°12′32″W / 29.59694°S 51.20889°W / -29.59694; -51.20889Coordinates: 29°35′49″S 51°12′32″W / 29.59694°S 51.20889°W / -29.59694; -51.20889
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded March 26, 1992
Government
 • Mayor Alceu Ricardo Heinle (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 32.99 km2 (12.74 sq mi)
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 5,229
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Post code 93900
Area/distance code (+55) 51

Lindolfo Collor is a municipality in the state Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is named after the Minister of Labor during the Estado Novo.

History[edit]

Lindolfo Collor was first colonized by German immigrants to Brazil. It was originally known as "Picada Capivara," a reference to the numerous capybaras in the region. When the town was incorporated the name "Lindolfo Collor" was adopted to honor the former Minister of Labor.

Health[edit]

A study by the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), released in June 2008, named Lindolfo Collor as the second best city in Brazil in terms of public health. The study compared mortality rates and life expectancy between 1991 and 2000.[1]

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