Location within Rio Grande do Sul
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Mesoregion||Southeastern Rio Grande do Sul
|Founded||May 12, 1988|
|• Total||247.14 km2 (95.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||245 m (804 ft)|
|• Density||24/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
Climate and vegetation
Most of the area of the municipality are above 200 m (656.16 ft) of elevation. A vegetation of this area is mainly composed of fields with low and herbaceous vegetation (pampa). Small groves of cultivated trees (Babylon willow, eucalyptus, pine, cypress, acacia, poplar and platanus) and native trees (Cockspur coral tree and araucaria angustifolia) are also found.
The climate is subtropical or temperate, with pleasant summers, cool winters and frequent frosts (with an average of 20 per year). The hottest month is January with an average temperature of 21.7 °C (71.06 °F), and the coldest month is July with an average temperature of 11.7 °C (53.06 °F). The wettest month is February, with 150 mm (5.9 in) of precipitation. The average annual temperature in the municipality is 16.7 °C (62.06 °F). The average annual precipitation is 1,400 mm (55.11 in).