Cacequi is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 407 km from Porto Alegre. As of 2020 its population was estimated at 12,423. The town is situated at an altitude of 103 m, with an area of 2,441 km², and is known as the capital of the watermelon.

Cacequi
Flag of Cacequi
Official seal of Cacequi
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Cacequi is located in Brazil
Cacequi
Cacequi
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°53′S 54°49′W / 29.883°S 54.817°W / -29.883; -54.817Coordinates: 29°53′S 54°49′W / 29.883°S 54.817°W / -29.883; -54.817
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Founded23 December 1944
Area
 • Total2,441 km2 (942 sq mi)
Elevation
103 m (338 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total12,423
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

HistoryEdit

The town was emancipated in 23 December 1944. Its Patron Saint is Our Lady of Victory. Its name derives from the Tupi language: Cacequi, (bean's water) from cumandá, bean; í, water. Other definition say the name of the city means: indigenous chief water or indigenous chief River. The mayor of the city is Francisco Fonseca Franco.

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