Morro da Igreja
|Morro da Igreja|
|Elevation||1,822 m (5,978 ft)|
|Translation||Hill of the Church (Portuguese)|
|Pronunciation||Portuguese: [ˈmoʁu dɐ iˈɡɾeʒɐ]|
|Location||Urubici, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Parent range||Serra Geral|
|Easiest route||By car from Urubici on the road SC 439.|
Morro da Igreja (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmoʁu dɐ iˈɡɾeʒɐ] "Hill of the Church") is a peak situated in Urubici, a municipality of the Santa Catarina state, in southern Brazil. Its latitude is 28º07'31" S and its longitude is 49º29'38" W, with an elevation of 1,822 metres (5,977 feet), the highest inhabited point and the second most elevated of this state. This peak registered the lowest (unofficial) temperature in Brazil: -17.8 °C (0 °F), on June 29, 1996. It is considered the coldest place in this country; tourism is popular in the winter, when snowfalls can occur.
There is a curious natural formation in this area, called Pedra Furada (literally Drilled Stone), and it can be spotted from the peak.
- (in Portuguese) Sibéria brasileira no sul do Brasil ("Brazilian Siberia in the South of Brazil"), Fantástico, July 18, 2006.
- "Morro da Igreja". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2014-05-24.
- (in Portuguese) Portal of Morro da Igreja
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