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Morro Redondo

Morro Redondo
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location in Brazil

Coordinates: 31°35′18″S 52°37′55″W / 31.58833°S 52.63194°W / -31.58833; -52.63194Coordinates: 31°35′18″S 52°37′55″W / 31.58833°S 52.63194°W / -31.58833; -52.63194{{#coordinates:31|35|18|S|52|37|55|W|type:city(5961)_region:BR |primary |name=

Country 23x15px Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Southeastern Rio Grande do Sul
(Sudoeste Rio-Grandense)
Microregion Pelotas
Founded May 12, 1988
 • Total 247.14 km2 (95.42 sq mi)
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,961
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
IBGE code 4312450

Morro Redondo (English: Rounded Hill) is a Brazilian municipality in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population in 2001 was 5,961. It is located 35 km (21.75 mi) from Pelotas.


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The countryside around Morro Redondo

Much of the population have Portuguese origin mainly from the Azores and Germans mainly from Pomerania, the remainder were from Italy.

Climate and vegetation

Most of the area of the municipality are above 200 m (656.16 ft) of elevation. A vegetation of this area is mainly composed of fields with low and herbaceous vegetation (pampa). Small groves of cultivated trees (Babylon willow, eucalyptus, pine, cypress, acacia, poplar and platanus) and native trees (Cockspur coral tree and araucaria angustifolia) are also found.

The climate is subtropical or temperate, with pleasant summers, cool winters and frequent frosts (with an average of 20 per year). The hottest month is January with an average temperature of 21.7 °C (71.06 °F), and the coldest month is July with an average temperature of 11.7 °C (53.06 °F). The wettest month is February, with 150 mm (5.9 in) of precipitation. The average annual temperature in the municipality is 16.7 °C (62.06 °F). The average annual precipitation is 1,400 mm (55.11 in).

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