Cruz Alta, Rio Grande do Sul

Cruz Alta
Mui Leal cidade do divino espírito Santo de Cruz Alta

Vista da Rua Coronel Pillar (Monumento de Fátima).


Nickname(s): "Terra de Érico Veríssimo"
"Terra dos tropeiros"
"Terra de Júlio de Castilhos"
"Ninho dos Pica-paus"
Cruz Alta

Location in Brazil

Coordinates: 28°38′19″S 53°36′23″W / 28.63861°S 53.60639°W / -28.63861; -53.60639Coordinates: 28°38′19″S 53°36′23″W / 28.63861°S 53.60639°W / -28.63861; -53.60639
Country  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Mesorregião do Noroeste Rio-Grandense
Microregion Microrregião de Cruz Alta
Founded August 18, 1821
  Mayor Juliano da Silva(PMDB)
  Total 1,360.37 km2 (525.24 sq mi)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
  Total 62,776
  Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) cruz-altense or cruz-altino
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
  Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 98005-970
Area code(s) +55 55

Cruz Alta is a municipality in the state Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The town is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cruz Alta. Was founded on August 18, 1821.

It is the birthplace of the writer Érico Veríssimo and of Júlio Prates de Castilhos, a journalist and politician.

The municipality is known to have given rise to a large number of other municipalities as Ijuí, Santa Maria, Passo Fundo, Santo Angelo and their initial territory led to more other, became known by the northwestern mother.[2] The municipality belongs to the Northwest Mesoregion Riograndense and Microregion Cruz Alta. It is located at latitude 28 º 38 '19 "south and longitude 53 º 36' 23" west, with an average elevation of 452 meters above sea level. Access to the city is by BR-158, in the north-south axis, the BR-377 to the east, and also by the RS-342 on the west.

The location of the city is of strategic importance, being considered as a major trunk road and rail in the north central part of the state, with the presence of a dry port in the northeast of the city.

The cross Foundation allusive Town


  1. FEE. "FEE 2012". Fundação de Economia e Estatística. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  2. FEE. "Data de criação dos municípios do RS". Fundação de Economia e Estatística. Retrieved February 11, 2013.

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