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City of Alvorada
Skyline of City of Alvorada
Flag of City of Alvorada
Nickname(s): Capital of Solidarity
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates: 29°59′24″S 51°05′02″W / 29.99000°S 51.08389°W / -29.99000; -51.08389
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded 1965
 • Mayor João Carlos Brum (PTB)
 • Total 70.811 km2 (27.340 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 195,718
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,200/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal code 94810
Area code(s) (+55) 51
Website (in Portuguese)

Alvorada is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, adjacent to the city of Porto Alegre. The city is also known as "The Capital of Solidarity." Alvorada is primarily a bedroom community with most workers commuting to adjacent cities such as Porto Alegre to work. Alvorada is built around its main road: Avenida Presidente Vargas. The name means "the awakening" or "the sunrise".

Although improvements have been made, the city suffers from heavy crime and squatting. The largest of these slums or favelas is the dangerous Umbu subdivision. Drug and arms trafficking are punctuated by periodic violence.


Alvorada makes currency with the municipalities of Porto Alegre, Viamão, Gravataí and Cachoeirinha.

In their territory through the rodovia RS - 118.

Is close to Porto Alegre about 16 kilometres.

The growth of the municipality has been on the verge of President Avenida Vargas main through the city centre.

The economy is based mainly on trade and industry, and the vast majority of the population work in the municipality of Porto Alegre, causing the city is also known as a city sleeper.

The city of Porto Alegre is separated by Arroyo feijó. This Arroyo has always been very important to alvorada. Was it that residents older city retivaravam water for consumption.

The municipality has 01 public hospital and more 34 health facilities (between public and private).

In the area of education there are 46 establishments pre-school (public and private), 45 School (public and private), 11 School (public and private) and of higher education (private)

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Coordinates: 29°59′23″S 51°05′00″W / 29.98972°S 51.08333°W / -29.98972; -51.08333