São Francisco de Paula

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São Francisco de Paula
Serrano or Franciscano
São Francisco de Paula 23.jpg
Nickname(s): São Chico (Saint Francis)
São Francisco de Paula is located in Brazil
São Francisco de Paula
São Francisco de Paula
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°26′40″S 50°34′50″W / 29.44444°S 50.58056°W / -29.44444; -50.58056Coordinates: 29°26′40″S 50°34′50″W / 29.44444°S 50.58056°W / -29.44444; -50.58056
Country Brazil
Region South
State State of Rio Grande do Sul
Founded May 21, 1878
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Juarez Hampel Schlichting (PTB)
Area
 • Total 3,273.498 km2 (1,263.905 sq mi)
Elevation 907 m (2,976 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 20,540
 • Density 6.27/km2 (16.2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Website São Francisco de Paula City Hall


São Francisco de Paula is a city located in the Serra Gaúcha of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The municipality covers about 3,289.7 km² and sits about 112 km from Porto Alegre. City population estimate for 2004 is 19,968. The municipality was originally created on 1902-12-23.

The city is a tourist destination and is a link along two official scenic tourist routes: the Região das Hortênsias and the Rota Romântica.



Main Church


São Francisco de Paula Church seen from inside


Climate[edit]

São Francisco de Paula Features an Oceanic Climate type Cfb, with humid, cool to warm summers and humid cold winters. The experience of Snowfalls on winters can ocurr every winter in few days between July and August. It´s the wettest place in Rio Grande do Sul State with more than 2100 mm of rain precipitation per year.


Climate data for São Francisco de Paula  (1961 - 2014)  
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24.9
(76.8)
24.2
(75.6)
23.0
(73.4)
19.9
(67.8)
17.6
(63.7)
16.3
(61.3)
16.3
(61.3)
17.3
(63.1)
18.1
(64.6)
20.0
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
23.3
(73.9)
20.2
(68.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
19.4
(66.9)
18.2
(64.8)
15.2
(59.4)
12.9
(55.2)
11.7
(53.1)
11.3
(52.3)
12.3
(54.1)
13.4
(56.1)
15.0
(59)
16.8
(62.2)
18.0
(64.4)
15.33
(59.59)
Average low °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
14.7
(58.5)
13.5
(56.3)
10.5
(50.9)
8.3
(46.9)
7.1
(44.8)
6.4
(43.5)
7.4
(45.3)
8.7
(47.7)
10.1
(50.2)
11.6
(52.9)
12.7
(54.9)
10.48
(50.88)
Precipitation mm (inches) 187.0
(7.362)
182.0
(7.165)
182.0
(7.165)
169.0
(6.654)
165.0
(6.496)
191.0
(7.52)
170.0
(6.693)
170.0
(6.693)
201.0
(7.913)
188.0
(7.402)
139.0
(5.472)
166.0
(6.535)
2,110
(83.07)
Source: Climate Data.[2]



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