Lindolfo Collor, Rio Grande do Sul

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Lindolfo Collor
Flag of Lindolfo Collor
Flag
Coat of arms of Lindolfo Collor
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Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Lindolfo Collor is located in Brazil
Lindolfo Collor
Lindolfo Collor
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°35′49″S 51°12′32″W / 29.59694°S 51.20889°W / -29.59694; -51.20889Coordinates: 29°35′49″S 51°12′32″W / 29.59694°S 51.20889°W / -29.59694; -51.20889
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
FoundedMarch 26, 1992
Government
 • MayorAlceu Ricardo Heinle (PMDB)
Area
 • Total32.99 km2 (12.74 sq mi)
Elevation
37 m (121 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total5,671
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal code
93900
Area code(+55) 51

Lindolfo Collor is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. It is named after the Minister of Labor during the Estado Novo. The population is 5,671 (2015 est.) in an area of 32.99 km².[1]

History[edit]

Lindolfo Collor was first colonized by German immigrants to Brazil. It was originally known as "Picada Capivara," a reference to the numerous capybaras in the region. When the town was incorporated the name "Lindolfo Collor" was adopted to honor the former Minister of Labor Lindolfo Leopoldo Boeckel Collor, who served in the government of Getúlio Vargas.

Health[edit]

A study by the Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Ipea), released in June 2008, named Lindolfo Collor as the second best city in Brazil in terms of public health. The study compared mortality rates and life expectancy between 1991 and 2000.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Zero Hora. "Reportagem: Saúde de Lindolfo Collor entre as 10 melhores do Brasil". Retrieved 22 June 2008.

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