Campina das Missões

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Municipality of Campina das Missões
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Flag of Municipality of Campina das Missões
Official seal of Municipality of Campina das Missões
Motto: 09-10 Campina das Missões 1963
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Coordinates: 27°59′20″S 54°50′20″W / 27.98889°S 54.83889°W / -27.98889; -54.83889Coordinates: 27°59′20″S 54°50′20″W / 27.98889°S 54.83889°W / -27.98889; -54.83889
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Settled 1902
Incorporated 1963
 • Mayor Ademir Renato Nedel (PMDB)
 • Total 227.91 km2 (88.00 sq mi)
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,449
 • Density 28.6/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Campina das Missões is a Brazilian municipality of the state of the Rio Grande do Sul, located at latitude 27º59'20" S and longitude 54º50'22" W, being at an altitude of 163 meters. Its population estimate in 2004 was 6,622 inhabitants.

Minority language region[edit]

Like many towns in the state which were first settled by German-speaking Europeans, the German language is still present in daily family and community life, if not as much in the public sphere since World War II; the regional German dialect is called Riograndenser Hunsrückisch, as it is a Brazilian variant of the dialekt spoken in the Hunsrück region of southwest Germany. In 2012 the state chamber of deputies voted unanimously in favor of recognizing this Germanic dialect an official historical culture good to be preserved.

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