Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Novo Hamburgo

Novo Hamburgo (Portuguese to New Hamburg) is a city in the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do 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, what 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 the City of Hamburg, Germany, and, to this day, its population is still predominantly German descendent.

In the decade of 1980, Novo Hamburgo received the nickname of "National Capital of shoes", attracting many athletes, tracks and companies directed to the sport. Nowadays, the city is the industrial center of the Sinos River Valley, the economy of which is based mainly on the manufacture of shoes and the associated leather goods supply chain.

Novo Hamburgo displays a high HDI index and is considered a rich city by Brazilian standards, although many slums dot its outskirts and crime is rampant.

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