Nova Prata

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Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul
Flag of Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul
Official seal of Nova Prata, Rio Grande do Sul
Nickname(s): 
Capital Nacional do Basalto
Geographical subdivisions of Rio Grande do Sul. Nova Prata is marked red.
Geographical subdivisions of Rio Grande do Sul. Nova Prata is marked red.
Coordinates: 28°47′S 51°36′W / 28.783°S 51.600°W / -28.783; -51.600Coordinates: 28°47′S 51°36′W / 28.783°S 51.600°W / -28.783; -51.600
CountryBrazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Meso-regionNordeste Rio-Grandense
Micro-regionGuapore
Government
 • MayorVolnei Minozzo
Area
 • Total258.864 km2 (99.948 sq mi)
Elevation
820 m (2,690 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total27,648
 • Density987/km2 (2,560/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nova-Pratense
Time zoneUTC-3
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2
Postal Code
95320-000
Area code(s)+55 54
Websitewww.novaprata.rs.gov.br

Nova Prata is a municipality in the mountainous Serra Gaúcha region of Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil. It is in the Guapore micro-region of the Nordeste Rio-Grandense meso-region of the state.

Geography[edit]

The city of Nova Prata is situated at about 28°47′0″S 51°36′40″W / 28.78333°S 51.61111°W / -28.78333; -51.61111, at an altitude of 820 meters. The municipality occupies an area of 258.864 km²[2] or 259 km².[3] In 2020 the population was estimated to be 27,648. Temperature ranges from a minimum of 14 °C to a maximum of 28 °C with an annual average of 20 °C.

Nova Prata is surrounded by the municipalities of: André da Rocha and Guabiju to the north; Fagundes Varela and Vila Flores to the south; Nova Bassano, Nova Araçá and Vista Alegre do Prata to the west; and Protásio Alves to the east.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ Rio Grande do Sul » Nova Prata (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Accessed October 2017.
  3. ^ Localização (in Portuguese). Município de Nova Prata. Accessed October 2017.