Canela

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Canela
Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Cathedral in Canela, also known as Cathedral of Stone ("Catedral de Pedra" in Portuguese)
Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Cathedral in Canela, also known as Cathedral of Stone ("Catedral de Pedra" in Portuguese)
Flag of Canela
Flag
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
FoundedDecember 28, 1944
Government
 • MayorCleomar Eraldo Port
Area
 • Total254.579 km2 (98.294 sq mi)
Elevation837 m (2,746 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total40,147
 • Density157.7/km2 (408/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
WebsiteCanela City Hall
 
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Canela
Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Cathedral in Canela, also known as Cathedral of Stone ("Catedral de Pedra" in Portuguese)
Nossa Senhora de Lourdes Cathedral in Canela, also known as Cathedral of Stone ("Catedral de Pedra" in Portuguese)
Flag of Canela
Flag
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556Coordinates: 29°21′42″S 50°48′56″W / 29.36167°S 50.81556°W / -29.36167; -50.81556
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateRio Grande do Sul
FoundedDecember 28, 1944
Government
 • MayorCleomar Eraldo Port
Area
 • Total254.579 km2 (98.294 sq mi)
Elevation837 m (2,746 ft)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total40,147
 • Density157.7/km2 (408/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
WebsiteCanela City Hall

Canela, meaning Cinnamon in Portuguese and Spanish, is a town located in the Serra Gaúcha of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Both Canela and neighboring Gramado are important tourist resorts and they both draw many visitors each year. Ecotourism is very popular in the area and there are many opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding and river rafting. The main tourist attraction in Canela is the Parque do Caracol, the Cathedral of Stone, and Caracol Falls (Cascata do Caracol). Like sister town Gramado, Canela is a large tourist draw during the winter, where snowfall can occur, and during the Christmas holiday and the local town council deck Canela with lights and other festive decorations. Canela is part of the Rota Romântica or Romantic Route, a touristic scenic bypass.

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  1. ^ Brasilian Institute of National Statistics and Geography

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