São Luiz Gonzaga

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São Luiz Gonzaga
Municipality
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
Location in Rio Grande do Sul state
São Luiz Gonzaga is located in Brazil
São Luiz Gonzaga
São Luiz Gonzaga
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 28°24′28″S 54°57′39″W / 28.40778°S 54.96083°W / -28.40778; -54.96083Coordinates: 28°24′28″S 54°57′39″W / 28.40778°S 54.96083°W / -28.40778; -54.96083
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Micro-region Santo Ângelo
Area
 • Total 1,295.68 km2 (500.26 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 35,193
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

São Luiz Gonzaga (Portuguese for St. Aloysius Gonzaga) is a municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 35,193 (2015 est.) in an area of 1295,68 km².[1] It was founded in the 17th century as a Jesuit mission town. It is located 503 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete.

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