Cachoeira do Sul is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil.

Cachoeira do Sul
Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Catedral Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Flag of Cachoeira do Sul
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Capital Nacional do Arroz "National Rice Capital"
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Coordinates: 30°02′21″S 52°53′38″W / 30.03917°S 52.89389°W / -30.03917; -52.89389Coordinates: 30°02′21″S 52°53′38″W / 30.03917°S 52.89389°W / -30.03917; -52.89389
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
Founded1820
Government
 • MayorNeiron Viegas (PT)
Area
 • Total3,715 km2 (1,434 sq mi)
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2006 est.)
 • Total89,669
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Websitecachoeiradosul.rs.gov.br

Its Marian Catedral da Nossa Senhora da Conceição [1] is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cachoeira do Sul.

It is located at a latitude of 30º02'21" S and a longitude of 52º53'38" W, at an approximate elevation of 68 meters above sea level. Its population in 2004 was approximately 89120 and its area is 3715.5 square kilometers.

ClimateEdit

Cachoeira do Sul has a humid subtropical climate and its annual average temperature is 18.9 °C (66.0 °F). In January, the warmest month, highs frequently surpass 30 °C (86 °F) with the average low dropping to 19 °C (66 °F). In June, the coldest month, highs reach 19 °C (66 °F) and lows usually go below 9 °C (48 °F), reaching up to −5 °C (23 °F), but snow is a rare occurrence. Rainfall is distributed evenly throughout the year with a monthly average of 140 millimetres (5.5 in).

SportsEdit

There are two soccer teams in Cachoeira do Sul, Grêmio Esportivo São José and Cachoeira Futebol Clube they both play at the Joaquim Vidal Stadium.

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