Location within Rio Grande do Sul
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Founded||March 26, 1992|
|• Mayor||Alceu Ricardo Heinle (PMDB)|
|• Total||32.99 km2 (12.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||37 m (121 ft)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||160/km2 (410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|Area/distance code||(+55) 51|
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.
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.
- Zero Hora. "Reportagem: Saúde de Lindolfo Collor entre as 10 melhores do Brasil". Retrieved 22 June 2008.
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