Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul

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Cruz Alta
Vista da Rua Coronel Pillar (Monumento de Fátima).
Vista da Rua Coronel Pillar (Monumento de Fátima).
Flag of Cruz Alta
Official seal of Cruz Alta
"Terra de Érico Veríssimo" (Land of Érico Veríssimo)
"A terra dos (The land of tropeiros)
" (Land of Júlio de Castilhos)
"Ninho dos Pica-Paus"terra de Daniel Koehler" terra da família Koehler" "terra da família graminho" (Nest of woodpeckers)
"Terra do Guarani"
(Land of Guaraní)
Mui Leal Cidade do Divino Espírito Santo da Cruz Alta (Very Loyal City of the Divine Holy Spirit of Cruz Alta)
Location of Cruz Alta
Cruz Alta is located in Brazil
Cruz Alta
Cruz Alta
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°38′19″S 53°36′23″W / 28.63861°S 53.60639°W / -28.63861; -53.60639Coordinates: 28°38′19″S 53°36′23″W / 28.63861°S 53.60639°W / -28.63861; -53.60639
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
MesoregionMesorregião do Noroeste Rio-Grandense
MicroregionMicrorregião de Cruz Alta
FoundedAugust 18, 1821
 • MayorJuliano da Silva(PMDB)
 • Total1,360.37 km2 (525.24 sq mi)
452 m (1,483 ft)
 (2020 [1])
 • Total59,922
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s)cruz-altense or cruz-altino
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code
Area code(s)+55 55

Cruz Alta is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The town is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cruz Alta. Was founded on August 18, 1821.

It is the birthplace writer Érico Veríssimo, of journalist and politician Júlio Prates de Castilhos, and of model and television presenter Luize Altenhofen.

The municipality is known to have given rise to many other municipalities as Ijuí, Santa Maria, Passo Fundo, Santo Angelo and their initial territory led to more other, became known by the northwestern mother.[2] The municipality belongs to the Northwest Mesoregion Riograndense and Microregion Cruz Alta. It is located at latitude 28 º 38 '19 "south and longitude 53 º 36' 23" west, with an average elevation of 452 meters above sea level. Access to the city is by BR-158, in the north-south axis, the BR-377 to the east, and also by the RS-342 on the west.

The location of the city is logistically important, being considered as a major trunk road and rail in the north central part of the state, with the presence of a dry port in the northeast of the city.

The cross Foundation allusive Town


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ FEE. "Data de criação dos municípios do RS". Fundação de Economia e Estatística. Retrieved February 11, 2013.

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