Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul

Lajeado is an important city in the valley of the Taquari River, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The population is 78,486 (2015 est.) in an area of 90.09 km².[1] Some of the largest distributors of food and fuel of the state are found in Lajeado. The city is mostly urban. Its current mayor is Mr. Marcelo Caumo. It was founded on January 26, 1891, when it was separated from the municipality of Estrela. It was colonized by German and Italian people.

Lajeado
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Lajeado is located in Brazil
Lajeado
Lajeado
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 29°28′01″S 51°57′39″W / 29.46694°S 51.96083°W / -29.46694; -51.96083Coordinates: 29°28′01″S 51°57′39″W / 29.46694°S 51.96083°W / -29.46694; -51.96083
Country Brazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Area
 • Total90.09 km2 (34.78 sq mi)
Elevation
32 m (105 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total78,486
 • Density870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal code
95900-000
Area code51

The city has a university: Univates.

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