Nova Petrópolis

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Nova Petrópolis
Municipality of Nova Petrópolis
Flag of Nova Petrópolis
Official seal of Nova Petrópolis
Motto: 
Jardim da Serra Gaúcha (Garden of Serra Gaúcha)
RioGrandedoSul Municip NovaPetropolis.svg
Coordinates: 29°22′01″S 51°06′00″W / 29.367°S 51.100°W / -29.367; -51.100Coordinates: 29°22′01″S 51°06′00″W / 29.367°S 51.100°W / -29.367; -51.100
Country Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Government
 • MayorRégis Luiz Hahn
Area
 • Total291.079 km2 (112.386 sq mi)
Elevation
563 m (1,847 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total21,536
 • Density74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
HDI (2010)0.780 – high[2]
Websitenovapetropolis.rs.gov.br

Nova Petrópolis is a municipality in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The main seat of the municipality is also called Nova Petrópolis. It is located in the Serra Gaúcha region, at 29º22'35" South, 51º06'52" West, about 90 km (56 mi) north of Porto Alegre, the state capital city. Nova Petrópolis is situated at an average altitude of 580 m (1,900 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 293 km2 (113 sq mi).

Settlement[edit]

The population of the municipality is around 20,000 people, and the majority of the natives are descendants of German-Brazilian immigrants. The German language or Riograndenser Hunsrückisch is still widely spoken in the municipality. Tourism is the main economic activity, followed by the manufacture of wool garments, dairy farming and shoemaking. Nova Petrópolis is one of the towns along the Serra Gaúcha scenic route known as Rota Romântica. The town is also part of the scenic Região das Hortênsias. Some known towns near Nova Petrópolis are Caxias do Sul, Novo Hamburgo, São Leopoldo, Feliz, Gramado, Canela.

Attractions[edit]

Nova Petropolis is mainly a historical town, but there are several tourist shops and a maze. There are several rural hostels that are a combination of farms and lodgings where horse riding is one of their most characteristic attractions. There are also several restaurants.The city is also the home of the famous Ninho das Águias Mountain Peak which is a local attraction that draws thousands of visitors monthly. The peak has one of the most beautiful views in Southern Brazil. There is no cost to enter and it is a family welcoming location.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Prefeitura Municipal de Nova Petrópolis - Jardim da Serra Gaúcha". www.novapetropolis.rs.gov.br.

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