Rio dos Sinos

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Rio dos Sinos
Rio dos Sinos is located in Brazil
Rio dos Sinos
Country Brazil
Basin features
Main source Rio Grande do Sul state
695 m (2,280 ft)
River mouth Canoas
5 m (16 ft)
29°56′04″S 51°14′09″W / 29.934444°S 51.235833°W / -29.934444; -51.235833Coordinates: 29°56′04″S 51°14′09″W / 29.934444°S 51.235833°W / -29.934444; -51.235833
Basin size 3,820 km2 (1,470 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 190 km (120 mi)

Rio dos Sinos is a river in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. It rises in the hills east of Caraá (130 km away from Porto Alegre) at altitudes above 600 meters and covers a distance of about 190 km, flowing into the delta Jacuí in Canoas, at an altitude of only 5 meters.

The river basin contains the São Francisco de Paula National Forest, a 1,616 hectares (3,990 acres) sustainable use conservation area created in 1968.[1]

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  1. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Floresta Nacional de São Francisco de Paula (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-31