São Gonçalo Channel

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On the banks of the São Gonçalo Channel

The São Gonçalo Channel (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w̃ ɡõˈsalu]) is a navigable channel connecting two large coastal lagoons, Lagoa Mirim and Lagoa dos Patos, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil.[1] At its eastern end, it separates the municipalities of Rio Grande to the south from Pelotas to the north.

Coordinates: 32°08′48″S 52°37′31″W / 32.14667°S 52.62528°W / -32.14667; -52.62528


  1. ^ U. Seeliger (2004). "Catchment–lagoon–estuary–coast interactions of the Patos–Mirim system, south Brazil". In Luiz D. de Lacerda; Ricardo E. Santelli; Egbert K. Duursma; Jorge J. Abrão (eds.). Environmental Geochemistry in Tropical and Subtropical Environments. Springer. pp. 19–27. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-07060-4_3. ISBN 9783662070604.