Rosário do Sul

Rosário do Sul

Rosário do Sul is a small Brazilian town in the southwestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It has a population of 40,645 (2005). Its elevation is 151 m. It has an area of 2,530.9 km². It is located 385 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre. The nicknames of the city are "Rosul" and "Rosário". Its main industry is agriculture and it has the greatest river beach in the state, the Areias Brancas Beach which is located by the rio Santa Maria, lying next to ponte Marechal José de Abreu, the third largest in the state, 1.772 m. Many Argentine and Uruguayan tourists visits during the spring, with a large infrastructure in which accommodates the visitors.

Bounding municipalities

*São Gabriel
*Santana do Livramento
*Dom Pedrito

The origin of the name of the city

The first inhabitants came from the Mainland of Rio Grande de São Pedro and settled the area. It was founded in 1813 and received the name "Rosário". In 1939, it became a city.In the 1940s. there was a movement in changing the city name in order to avoid confusions with Rosario in Argentina located west of the city. A part of the population favour the name "Minuano", others prefer a traditional name and lengthening with "do Sul" in a geographical location of the city. It was renamed to Rosário do Sul in 1944.


* April 27, 1809 - The area became a parish of Freguesia de Nossa Senhora do Rosário do Rio Pardo
* February 20, 1827 - The Battle of Passo do Rosário
*February 19, 1843 - In the Passo do Rosário, with the forces of general David Canabarro and Antônio de Souza Neto.
*September 5, 1865 - Dom Pedro II visited the parish
*April 19, 1876 - It was elevated to a town (political and administrative autonomy under Law 1020)
*April 25, 1877 - Installed the first chamber of winners
*December 20, 1912 - Inauguration of the João Pessoa Municipal Theatre
*October 12, 1925 - Foundation of Hospital de Caridade Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora
*May 8, 1976 - Foundation of the Werneldo Horbe Public Library
*July 3, 1969 - The Ponte Mal. José de Abreu opened
*1970 - Law 731 - The creation of the municipal flag
*September 30, 1973 - Foundation of the Honório Lemes Municipal Museum
*1975 - Municipal Decree 58 - Creation of the official municipal anthem
*April 19, 1976 - The centennial celebration of Rosário do Sul


* Total Population (2005): 40,715 habitantes
* Area (2005): 4.369,7km²: Districts:: 1º - Seat: 889km²: 2º - Mangueira: 490 km²: 3º - Caverá: 646 km²: 4º - São Carlos: 620 km²: 5º - Campo Seco: 1297 km²: 6º - Touro Passo: 524 km²
* Density (2005): 9,3 hab/km²
* Literacy Rate (2000): 9,93 %
* Life Expectanvy (2000): 70,49 anos
* GNP (2003): R$ mil 299.733
* GDP per capita (2003): R$ 7* Exportações Totais (2005): U$ FOB 172.583


It predominates the wheat with floristic composition of the fields.


* Maximum Temperature: superior a 32°C (generally in January)
* Minimum Temperature: entre 3°C e 18°C (generally in July)
* Medium annual precipitation: 1600 mm
* Winds: Predominantly South Atlantic (east-west)

Rosário do Sul has one of the coolest climate in Brazil.


Rosário do Sul has many schools (The principals are Escola de Ensino Médio Fronteira, Escola Padre Ângelo Bartelle and Escola de ensino médio Plácido de Castro) or a collegiate, churches and two squares (Praça Borges de Medeiros and Praça do Estudante) and.

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