Igrejinha

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Município de Igrejinha
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Flag of Município de Igrejinha
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Official seal of Município de Igrejinha
Seal
Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Coordinates: 29°34′26″S 50°47′24″W / 29.57389°S 50.79000°W / -29.57389; -50.79000Coordinates: 29°34′26″S 50°47′24″W / 29.57389°S 50.79000°W / -29.57389; -50.79000
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
Emanciped1964-06-01
Government
 • MayorElir Domingo Girardi (PTB)
Area
 • Total136.816 km2 (52.825 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2006 est.)[1]
 • Total31,389
 • Density229.4/km2 (594/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Websiteigrejinha.rs.gov.br

Igrejinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [igre'ʒiɲɐ᷉]little church in Portuguese) is a municipality located in the Serra Gaúcha of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The city has approximately 31,000 inhabitants and sits about 82 km (about 51 miles) from the capital city of the state, Porto Alegre.

Oktoberfest[edit]

Igrejinha Oktoberfest 2007

Each year, the citizens of Igrejinha and visitors from the region celebrate Oktoberfest. The city has a large population of German-Brazilians. Thousands turn out each year for the Oktoberfest celebration.

The most significant period for tourism is during Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian beer festival, which sold 186,000 tickets at its pavilions in 2005—at which 209,561 liters of beer were drunk.

Town partnership[edit]

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More photos of Igrejinha[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Portuguese) Cidades@, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, Accessed on 2007-09-25.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-05-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)