GENERAL INFORMATION

CAXIAS DO SUL

Caxias do Sul is a city in Rio Grande do Sul State,

Southern Brazil, situated in the state's mountainous Serra Gaúcha region. It was established by Italian immigrants on June 20, 1890. Today it is the second largest city in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The demonym of the citizens of Caxias do Sul is Caxiense.

History

The history of Caxias do Sul began before the arrival of the Italians, when the region was being roamed by cattlemen and occupied by Indigenous peoples. The region was called "Indians' Field" in that period. The arrival of Italian immigrants, mostly farmers from the Veneto region (northern Italy), began in 1875 in Nova Milano. Hence, they were in search of a better place to live. They were met by people from Lombardy, Trento, and other places in Italy. Although they received governmental support such as tools, supplies, and seeds, everything had to be reimbursed to the federal government.

Nowadays, Caxias do Sul is an important city, and due to its industrious colonists, is home to vast vineyards, wineries, a varied industrial park, and a rich and dynamic market. Those attributes grant the land great importance; for such reason Caxias do Sul is often called "Pearl of the Colonies", is considered the center of the Italian presence in Southern Brazil.

 

VISA & DOCUMENTS

Visas required to enter Brazil are issued by the Brazilian consulates abroad. Citizens from Mercosur member countries are not required to present visa, only the passport or a valid identification document.Discover if you need Visa to enter Brazil on the Website from Consulate Portal, click HERE.

 

VARIOUS ASPECTS OF

CAXIAS DO SUL

From top to bottom and from left to right: Ambiência Casa de Pedra, National Monument to the Immigrant, Cathedral, Panorama of the city, Statue of Liberty in Dante Alighieri Square, Historical buildings of Metalurgica Abramo Eberle and the House of Culture Percy Vargas de Abreu e Lima.

 

Photo Author:

Por Tetraktys -  CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11546597

WEATHER

The city is located in the mountains of the Serra Gaucha, 760 metres (2,490 ft) above sea level. Under the Köppen climate classification, Caxias do Sul features a subtropical highland climate or oceanic temperate climate. The average annual temperature is 16 °C (60.8 °F). In July, the coldest month, the average high temperature is 17 °C (62.6 °F) and the average low is 8 °C (46.4 °F); in January, the hottest, they're 26 °C (78.8 °F) and 16 °C (60.8 °F), respectively. Frosts are common in the winter and snow can occur, but it is less common. The last significant snowfall was recorded in August 2013, when 10–15 cm of snow fell over the city.

 

LANGUAGE

Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. Elderly people can often speak Italian, a regional language based on Venetian but also very much influenced by other Italian dialects and by Portuguese.

University of Caxias do Sul

By Danirossi at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Tetraktys., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11596695

 

CURRENCY

The Brazilian Real

(Portuguese: real, pl. reais; sign: R$; code: BRL) is the official currency of Brazil. It is subdivided into 100 cents. The Central Bank of Brazil is the central bank and the issuing authority.

The dollar-like sign (cifrão) in the currency's symbol (both historic and modern), and in all the other past Brazilian currencies, is officially written with two vertical strokes rather than one.

if you want to know all brazilian notes, please visit

Central Bank of Brazil at the link below:

https://www.bcb.gov.br/ingles/Mecir/cedulas/cedcomum.asp

 

CONTACT PHONES

  • Regional Airport Hugo Cantergiani

+55 54 3901.1219

  • Fire Station

193 or

+55 54 3223.6555

  • Police

190 or

+55 54 3214.2155

  • Federal Police

+55 54 3213.9000

 

Federal Highway Police

191 or

+55 54 3222.2185
 

 
 

INTERESTING PLACES TO VISIT IN CAXIAS DO SUL

 

DISTANCES AND OTHERS

+55 51 3330 1700

Phone/Fax

+55 51 3330 1701

 

Address:
 
Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 1954/406
 
- Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil -
 
CEP: 95670-000