Não-Me-Toque

Não-Me-Toque
Editing Não-Me-Toque
Municipality
Coat of arms of Não-Me-Toque
Coat of arms
Motto(s): "Honra e Labor"  (Latin)
"Honor and work"
Não-Me-Toque is located in Brazil
Não-Me-Toque
Não-Me-Toque
Position
Coordinates: 28°27′32″S 52°49′15″W / 28°27′32″S 52°49′15″W / -28.45889; -52.82083
CountryBrazil
StateRio Grande do Sul
Government
 • MayorArmando Carlos Roos (PP)
Area
 • Total361.67 km2 (139.64 sq mi)
Elevation514 m (1,686 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total15.936
 • Density0.044/km2 (0.11/sq mi)
Demonym(s)não-me-toquense
Area code(s)54
Websitehttp://www.naometoquers.com.br
Entrance to the city.

Não-Me-Toque (literally don't touch me in Portuguese) is a Brazilian municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

History

The city's current territory was only explored and occupied when Portuguese descendants established their farms on the place, in the second decade of the 19th century. By the end of the 19th century, families of German immigrants also occupied the southern part of the territory, in 1824. In 1949, the first Dutch families arrived to the town, making the city one of the starting points of the Dutch immigration on southern Brazil.[1]

There is no exact information of the name's origins, but there are two theories: the abundance of the Dasyphyllum spinescens plant, which name is "don't touch me" in Portuguese; or the establishment of the farm "Fazenda Não-Me-Toque", founded in July 20th of 1885.[2]

Because of the constant humiliation the citizens of the city suffered because of the name, it was renamed as Campo Real (Royal Field) on December of 1971, until it was changed back after a plebiscite in April of 1977.[3]

In April 2018, the city's mayor, Armando Carlos Roos, begun to be investigated for accusations of sexual harassment against a female public worker.[4]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Não-Me-Toque
Cebuano: Não-Me-Toque
español: Não-Me-Toque
Esperanto: Não-Me-Toque
euskara: Não-Me-Toque
français: Não-Me-Toque
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: নয়াও-মে-টোকুয়ে
italiano: Não-Me-Toque
қазақша: Нан-Ми-Токи
Malagasy: Não-Me-Toque
português: Não-Me-Toque
română: Não-Me-Toque
русский: Нан-Ми-Токи
svenska: Não-Me-Toque
Tiếng Việt: Não-Me-Toque
Volapük: Não-Me-Toque
Winaray: Não-Me-Toque