Coordinates: 29°28′S 51°25′W / 29.467°S 51.417°W / -29.467; -51.417
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Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Tupandi is located in Brazil
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°28′S 51°25′W / 29.467°S 51.417°W / -29.467; -51.417
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
 • Total4,939
Time zoneUTC−3 (BRT)

Tupandi is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.It has a population of approximately 4,500 inhabitants and covers an area of 47.4 square kilometers (IBGE, 2021). The municipality is situated in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre, and it is located approximately 80 kilometers west of the state capital.[1]

One of the main economic activities in Tupandi is agriculture, with the production of fruits, vegetables, and dairy products being the most prominent.[2] The municipality is also home to some industries, such as a shoe factory and a paper and pulp company (Prefeitura de Tupandi, n.d.).

The history of Tupandi dates back to the late 19th century when German immigrants began settling in the area.[1] The name "Tupandi" comes from the indigenous Tupi-Guarani language and means "place of the quails" (IBGE, 2021).

In terms of tourism, Tupandi is known for its natural environment, with several parks and green areas.[3][better source needed] One of the most popular attractions in the municipality is the Morro da Cruz park, which has hiking trails and views of the surrounding landscape.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c "Tupandi Panorama". cidades.ibge.gov.br (in Brazilian Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. 2020. Archived from the original on 2021-01-31. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Prefeitura Municipal de Tupandi". Prefeitura Municipal de Tupandi - RS (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2023-04-30.
  3. ^ Tripadvisor. (n.d.). Things to do in Tupandi. Retrieved from https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g2556233-Activities-Tupandi_State_of_Rio_Grande_do_Sul.html