Mato Leitão

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Mato Leitão
Município de Mato Leitão
Flag of Mato Leitão
Nickname(s): Capital of Ochids
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Mato Leitão is located in Brazil
Mato Leitão
Mato Leitão
Location in the Brazil
Coordinates: 29°31′32″S 52°07′36″W / 29.52567°S 52.126743°W / -29.52567; -52.126743Coordinates: 29°31′32″S 52°07′36″W / 29.52567°S 52.126743°W / -29.52567; -52.126743[1]
Emancipação March 20, 1992
 • Type Mayor government
 • Body Prefeitura de Mato Leitão
 • Prefeito(a) Carmen Goerck, PP
 • Total 17.7 sq mi (46 km2)
Elevation[3] 266 ft (81 m)
 • Total 3,964
 • Density 220/sq mi (86/km2)
 • Urban 1,621
 • Urbanization Rate (2010) 41.9%
Demonym(s) Matoleitoense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
ZIP code(s) 95835000

Mato Leitão is a municipality in the state Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


Is located at a latitude 29º31'28" south and a longitude 52º07'43" west, being at a altitude of 81 meters (266 feet).

It has and area of 45.9 km² (17.7 mi²) and a population of 3 869 inhabitants (2010).

In the main avenue of the city, Leopoldo A. Hinterholz Av., are located the cathedral, the prefecture, the SEUBV and most of the local trade.

Culture and Economy[edit]

Known as the "Capital of the beautiful woman" and the "City of Orchids", Mato Leitão is city of German colonization that has its economy based on agriculture - especially corn and tobacco - and food and footwear industry.

It's a peaceful place, where you can find a typical German cookery and festivitis. A curiosity is that there are many localities in Mato Leitão where people talk preferentially speak German to Portuguese.

Quality of Life[edit]

There area 4 schools in Mato Leitão, only 1 with High Schools' studies. However, Mato Leitão is considered as a reference in education, being in the top 15 at the state. Similarly, the public health is source of pride.

As example, Mato Leitão has a 96.2% literacy rate and HDI of 0.746.

Also, Mato Leitão is a very safe place, where crimes like thefts and murders are extremely rare.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Mato Leitão, Prefeitura Municipal de (May 1, 2014). "Official Site". Mato Leitão, Prefeitura Municipal de. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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