At Pelotas, a sea-level port on Lagoa dos Patos, the mean annual temperature is about 63° and the annual rainfall about 42 in.
PELOTAS, a city of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on the left bank of the Sao Gongalo river near its entrance into the Lagoa dos Patos, about 30 m.
The Sao Gongal.o river is the outlet of Lagoa Mirim, and Pelotas is therefore connected with the inland water routes.
Pelotas is the centre of the xarque or carne secca (jerked beef) industry of Rio Grande do Sul.
Pelotas was only a small settlement at the beginning of the 19th century and had no parochial organization until 1812.