Nova Prata

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Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul
Nickname(s): Capital Nacional do Basalto
Geographical subdivisions of Rio Grande do Sul. Nova Prata is marked red.
Geographical subdivisions of Rio Grande do Sul. Nova Prata is marked red.
Coordinates: 28°47′S 51°36′W / 28.783°S 51.600°W / -28.783; -51.600Coordinates: 28°47′S 51°36′W / 28.783°S 51.600°W / -28.783; -51.600
Country Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Meso-region Nordeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-region Guapore
Government
 • Mayor Vitor Antonio Pletsch
Area
 • Total 259.1 km2 (100.0 sq mi)
Elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 23,600
Website www.novaprata.rs.gov.br

Nova Prata is a municipality in the mountainous Serra Gaúcha region of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. It is in the Guapore micro-region of the Nordeste Rio-Grandense meso-region of the state.

Geography[edit]

The city of Nova Prata is situated at about 28°47′0″S 51°36′40″W / 28.78333°S 51.61111°W / -28.78333; -51.61111, at an altitude of 700 meters. The municipality occupies an area of 258.743 km²[1] or 259.1 km².[2] In 2012 the population was estimated to be 23,600. Temperature ranges from a minimum of 4 °C to a maximum of 39 °C with an annual average of 17 °C.

Nova Prata is surrounded by the municipalities of: André da Rocha and Guabiju to the north; Fagundes Varela and Vila Flores to the south; Nova Bassano, Nova Araçá and Vista Alegre do Prata to the west; and Protásio Alves to the east.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rio Grande do Sul » Nova Prata (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Accessed November 2013.
  2. ^ Localização (in Portuguese). Município de Nova Prata. Accessed November 2013.