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Pinhal Grande

For other uses, see Pinhal (disambiguation).

Pinhal Grande
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
Location in Brazil

Coordinates: 29°20′46″S 53°18′24″W / 29.34611°S 53.30667°W / -29.34611; -53.30667Coordinates: 29°20′46″S 53°18′24″W / 29.34611°S 53.30667°W / -29.34611; -53.30667{{#coordinates:29|20|46|S|53|18|24|W|type:city(5031)_region:BR |primary |name=

Country 23x15px Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Westcentral Rio Grande do Sul
(Centro Ocidental Rio-Grandense)
Microregion Santiago
Founded March 20, 1992
 • Total 1,120.8 km2 (432.7 sq mi)
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 5,031
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym Pinhal Grandense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code 98150-xxx

Pinhal Grande (Portuguese meaning large pine) is a municipality of the central part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Its area is 477.39 km² and its population was 5,031 in 2003. Its elevation is at 394 m. It is located 320 km west of the state capital of Porto Alegre, northeast of Alegrete and east of Santo Ângelo. The nickname of the city is Pinhal

Pinhal Grande is located in the Planalto Médio, one of the pine trees founde is the Aracuaria angustifolia.

Bounding municipalities

Name origin

The origin of the name comes from one of the large pines

Coat of arms

Official Coat of arms of Pinhal Grande

Its coat of arms features a shield with a large pine in the middle and its reservoir in the bottom, its local plants are on the left and the right sides of the shield, a castle with three doors and coloured orange to light orange and the top and the tag on the bottom featuring the founding of the city and the city name in the middle.


The first inhabitants of the region were indigenous tribes. The Portuguese dominion explored and later claimed the lands until 1822 when Brazil gained independence. In 1813, the Curitibano João Gonçalves Padilha along with his brother made the agricultural commerde between the region and São Paulo.

The area received immigration and integrated the 4ª Colônia de Imigração Italiana (4th Colony of Italian Immigration), it makes up of people of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish descendents.

Pinhal Grande was created under Law nº 9600 March 20, 1992.

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