Pinhal Grande

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Pinhal Grande
Municipality
Coat of arms of Pinhal Grande
Coat of arms
Location in Rio Grande do Sul  state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Pinhal Grande is located in Brazil
Pinhal Grande
Pinhal Grande
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°20′46″S 53°18′24″W / 29.34611°S 53.30667°W / -29.34611; -53.30667Coordinates: 29°20′46″S 53°18′24″W / 29.34611°S 53.30667°W / -29.34611; -53.30667
Country  Brazil
Region South Region
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Centro Ocidental Rio-Grandense
Microregion Santiago
Area
 • Total 477.13 km2 (184.22 sq mi)
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 4,560
 • Density 9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zone BRT/BRST (UTC-3/-2)
Postal code 98150-xxx
Website www.pinhalgrande.rs.gov.br

Pinhal Grande (Portuguese meaning "large pine forest") is a municipality of the central part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Location[edit]

The population is 4,560 (2015 est.) in an area of 477.13 km².[1] Its elevation is 394 m. It is located 320 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete and east of Santo Ângelo. Pinhal Grande is located in the Planalto Médio, one of the pine species found is the Araucaria angustifolia.

The municipality is partly flooded by the reservoir of the Dona Francisca Hydroelectric Plant on the upper Jacuí River.[2]

Bounding municipalities[edit]

History[edit]

The first inhabitants of the region were indigenous tribes. The Portuguese dominion explored and later claimed the lands until 1822 when Brazil gained independence. In 1813, the Curitibano João Gonçalves Padilha along with his brother made the agricultural commerde between the region and São Paulo.

The area received immigration and integrated the 4ª Colônia de Imigração Italiana (4th Colony of Italian Immigration), it makes up of people of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish descendents.

The municipality Pinhal Grande was created under Law nº 9600 March 20, 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística
  2. ^ Dona Francisca (in Portuguese), OSAB: Observatório Sócio-Ambiental da Baragens, retrieved 2017-01-20 

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