Canela


Canela

Infobox City
official_name = Canela
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image_caption = View of downtown Canela


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map_caption = Location in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Brazil
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = South
subdivision_type2 = State
subdivision_name2 = Rio Grande do Sul
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Cleomar Eraldo Port
established_title = Founded
established_date = December 28 1944
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area_total_km2 = 254.579
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population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 40.147
population_footnotes = [http://www.ibge.gov.br/home/estatistica/populacao/estimativa2006/POP_2006_DOU.pdf]
population_density_km2 = 157.7
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timezone = UTC-3
utc_offset = -3
timezone_DST = UTC-2
utc_offset_DST = -2
latd= 28|latm= 21|lats= 56|latNS=S
longd= 50|longm= 48|longs= 56|longEW=W
elevation_m = 837
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website = [http://www.canela.rs.gov.br/ Canela City Hall]
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Canela, meaning "Cinnamon" in Portuguese, 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 famous [http://www.canelaturismo.com.br/PontosTuristicos/Naturais/Caracol/caracol.html Parque do Caracol] and the Cataract or Cascata do Parque do Caracol (Snail Falls Park).Like sister town Gramado, Canela is a large tourist draw 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.

References

* [http://anthropology.si.edu/canela/literaturefr.htm Literature] on Canela

External links

* [http://www.gramadoecanela.com.br/ Portal turístico de Gramado e Canela]
* [http://www.canela.rs.gov.br/ Canela City Hall]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=canela,+brazil&ie=UTF8&z=13&om=1&iwloc=A Canela detailed city Street Map]
* [http://www.canelaturismo.com.br/ Canela Tourism site including ecotourism like Rafting]
* [http://www.canela.tur.br/ Canela Tourism and Services Guide with many pictures]


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