Campina das Missões

Campina das Missões is a Brazilian municipality of the state of the Rio Grande do Sul, located at latitude 27º59'20" S and longitude 54º50'22" W, being at an altitude of 163 meters. Its population estimate in 2004 was 6,622 inhabitants.

Municipality of Campina das Missões
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Flag of Municipality of Campina das Missões
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Official seal of Municipality of Campina das Missões
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09-10 Campina das Missões 1963
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Coordinates: 27°59′20″S 54°50′20″W / 27.98889°S 54.83889°W / -27.98889; -54.83889Coordinates: 27°59′20″S 54°50′20″W / 27.98889°S 54.83889°W / -27.98889; -54.83889
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
Settled1902
Incorporated1963
Government
 • MayorAdemir Renato Nedel (PMDB)
Area
 • Total227.91 km2 (88.00 sq mi)
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total6,449
 • Density28.6/km2 (74/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Like many towns in the state which were first settled by German-speaking Europeans, the German language is still present in daily family and community life, if not as much in the public sphere since World War II; the regional German dialect is called Riograndenser Hunsrückisch, as it is a Brazilian variant of the dialect spoken in the Hunsrück region of southwest Germany. In 2012 the state chamber of deputies voted unanimously in favor of recognizing this Germanic dialect an official historical culture good to be preserved.

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