Coordinates: 28°49′33″S 52°30′30″W / 28.8258°S 52.5084°W / -28.8258; -52.5084
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Tuias Park, in Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Tuias Park, in Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Flag of Soledade
Coat of arms of Soledade
"Cidade das Pedras Preciosas" (City of Precious Stones)
Location of Soledade in Rio Grande do Sul
Location of Soledade in Rio Grande do Sul
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
MesoregionNoroeste Rio-Grandense
Founded29 March 1875
 • MayorMarilda Borges Corbelini (MDB, 2021 - 2024)
 • Total1,215.056 km2 (469.136 sq mi)
 • Total31,067
 • Density26/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)
WebsiteOfficial website

Soledade is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The city is nicknamed the Cidade das Pedras Preciosas meaning the City of Precious Stones or Rare Gems. Much of the amethyst sold in the world comes from the mines of Rio Grande do Sul near Soledade. Most of the factories in Soledade process and sell these stones internationally. As of 2020, the estimated population was 31,035.[1]

Its other famous export apart from its precious stones, is Fábio Rochemback who played football for Grêmio.

Another notable citizen was Joaquim Mauricio Cardoso, a lawyer, professor, and politician. He was the governor for the state of Rio Grande do Sul, having a public school[2] in Soledade founded after him.


  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ "ESCOLA NORMAL MAURÍCIO CARDOSO em Soledade, RS: (54) 3381..." (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2022-12-27.

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