is a city in the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio
Grande does Sul, located in the Metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, the State
Capital. As of 2010, its population was 237,044. The city covers an area of 217
square kilometers, and the average temperature is 19°C, which is mild for the
region. The Sinos River (Rio dos Sinos) runs through the urban area.
Consolidated by German immigrants, the city was named after Hamburg,
Germany, and, to this day, Novo Hamburgo's population is still predominantly of
In the decade of 1980, Novo Hamburgo received the nickname of