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City of Campo Bom
National Capital of Shoemaking
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|• Total||61 km2 (24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||29 m (95 ft)|
|• Total||60 081|
|• Density||978,42/km2 (253,410/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (BRST)|
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.
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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