Cachoeira do Sul
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|Cachoeira do Sul|
Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
|Nickname(s): Capital Nacional do Arroz "National Rice Capital"|
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|• Mayor||Neiron Viegas (PT)|
|• Total||3,715 km2 (1,434 sq mi)|
|Elevation||68 m (223 ft)|
|Population (2006 est.)|
|• Density||24/km2 (63/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
It is located at a latitude of 30º02'21" S and a longitude of 52º53'38" W, at an approximate elevation of 68 meters above sea level. Its population in 2004 was approximately 89120 and its area is 3715.5 square kilometers.
Cachoeira do Sul has a humid subtropical climate and its annual average temperature is 18.9 °C (66.0 °F). In January, the warmest month, highs frequently surpass 30 °C (86 °F) with the average low dropping to 19 °C (66 °F). In June, the coldest month, highs reach 19 °C (66 °F) and lows usually go below 9 °C (48 °F), reaching up to −5 °C (23 °F), but snow is a rare occurrence. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year with a monthly average of 140 millimetres (5.5 in).
There are two soccer teams in Cachoeira do Sul, Grêmio Esportivo São José and Cachoeira Futebol Clube they both play at the Joaquim Vidal Stadium.
- Alexandre Garcia, journalist
- Antônio Vicente da Fontoura, leaders of the Riograndense Republic
- Luisinho Netto, soccer player
- Nelson Aerts, tennis player
- Roberto Linck, soccer player and owner of Linck Group
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