Campo Bom

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City of Campo Bom
Flag of City of Campo Bom
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Official seal of City of Campo Bom
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Nickname(s): National Capital of Shoemaking
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates: 29°40′44″S 51°03′10″W / 29.67889°S 51.05278°W / -29.67889; -51.05278Coordinates: 29°40′44″S 51°03′10″W / 29.67889°S 51.05278°W / -29.67889; -51.05278
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Founded 1829
Incorporated 1959
Area
 • Total 61 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 60 081
 • Density 978,42/km2 (253,410/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Website campobom.rs.gov.br

Campo Bom is a town located in the valley of the Sinos River, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

It is a city with great industrial potential in the State, being known along with its neighbour Novo Hamburgo as the "shoemaking capital". The town exports to several countries, including China, Germany and the United States.

It is one of the most developed cities throughout the State of Rio Grande do Sul. Education, health, leisure and quality of life in the city are references in the Country. The town also has free Internet available to 100% of the population and the first dedicated bicycle path in South America built in 1977 having now 7.200 metres in total.

Its population in 2010 was 60,081 inhabitants.

Clube 15 de Novembro is the football (soccer) club of the city.

History[edit]

The colonisation of the town started in 1825 with German immigrants who settled in the town centre. Initially, agriculture was the only economic activity. Afterwards landmarks such as the Deuner Mill started being built and also brought more economic activity to the town. More recently the Shoemaking Industry and commerce have been the main contributors to the town's economic success. The emancipation of Campo Bom happened in 31-Jan-1959.

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