Place:Santa Catarina, Brazil

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NameSanta Catarina
TypeState
Coordinates27°S 50°W
Located inBrazil     (1889 - )
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Araquari
Araranguá
Armazém
Biguaçu
Blumenau ( 1852 - )
Boa Vista
Bom Retiro
Braço do Norte
Brusque
Camboriú
Campo Erê
Campos Novos
Canoinhas
Capinzal
Caçador
Chapecó
Clevelândia
Concórdia
Criciúma ( 1880 - )
Cunha Porã
Curitibanos
Descanso
Dionísio Cerqueira
Florianópolis ( 1542 - )
Gaspar
Guaramirim
Hervel d'Oeste
Ibirama
Imaruí
Imbituba
Indaial
Itaiópolis
Itajaí ( 1850 - )
Itapema
Ituporanga
Jaboticabeira
Jacinto Machado
Jaguaruna
Jaraguá do Sul
Joaçaba
Joinvile ( 1700 - )
Joinville
Laguna
Lajes ( 1800 - )
Lauro Muller
Lebon Régis
Luís Alves
Mafra
Maravilha
Marcelino Ramos
Nova Veneza
Orleaes
Palmitos
Penha
Piratuba
Pomerode
Ponte Serrada
Pouso Redondo
Praia Grande
Presidente Getúlio
Pôrto Belo
Pôrto União
Rio Fortuna
Rio Negrinho
Rio d'Oeste
Rio das Antas
Rio do Sul
Rodeio
Santa Cecília
Seara
Siderópolis
Sombrio
São Domingos
São Francisco do Sul
São Joaquim
São José do Cedro
São José
São Lourenço do Oeste
São Miguel d'Oeste
Tangará
Tijucas
Torres
Trombudo Central
Tubarão
Turvo
Urussanga
Vidal Ramos
Xanxerê
Xaxim
Água Doce
Unknown
Abdon Batista
Abelardo Luz
Agrolândia
Agronômica
Aguti
Aiurê
Alfredo Wagner
Alto Alegre
Alto Bela Vista
Alto Paraguassu
Alto da Serra
Anchieta
Angelina
Anita Garibaldi
Anitápolis
Anta Gorda
Antônio Carlos
Apiúna
Arabutã
Arnópolis
Arroio Trinta
Arvoredo
Ascurra
Atalanta
Aterrado Torto
Aurora
Azambuja
Balneário Barra do Sul
Balneário Camboriú
Bandeirante
Barra Bonita
Barra Clara
Barra Fria
Barra Grande
Barra Velha
Barra da Lagoa
Barreiros
Barro Branco
Bateias de Baixo
Bela Vista do Sul
Bela Vista do Toldo
Belmonte
Benedito Novo
Bocaina do Sul
Boiteuxburgo
Bom Jardim da Serra
Bom Jesus do Oeste
Bom Jesus
Bombinhas
Botuverá
Braço do Trombudo
Caibi
Calmon
Campo Alegre
Campo Belo do Sul
Campo Belo
Canelinha
Canoas
Capivari de Baixo
Capão Alto
Caraiba
Catanduvas
Catuíra
Caxambú do Sul
Cedro Alto
Celso Ramos
Cerro Negro
Chapadão do Lageado
Claraíba
Cocal do Sul
Cordilheira Alta
Coronel Freitas
Coronel Martins
Correia Pinto
Corupá
Curveta
Dal'Pai
Dalbérgia
Dez de Novembro
Dona Emma
Doutor Pedrinho
Enseada de Brito
Entre Rios
Ermo
Erval Velho
Espinilho
Faxinal dos Guedes
Felipe Schmidt
Figueira
Flor do Sertão
Forquilhinha
Fraiburgo
Frederico Wastner
Frei Rogério
Freiheitsbach
Galvão
Garcia
Garopaba
Garuva
Governador Celso Ramos
Gravatal
Grápia
Grão Pará
Guabiruba
Guaraciaba
Guarujá do Sul
Guatambú
Guatá
Gôio-En
Herciliópolis
Hercílio Luz
Herval d'Oeste
Ibiam
Ibicaré
Ilhota
Imbuia
Invernada
Iomerê
Ipira
Ipoméia
Iporã do Oeste
Ipuaçú
Ipumirim
Iraceminha
Irakitan
Irani
Iraputã
Irati
Irineópolis
Itaió
Itajubá
Itapiranga
Itapocu
Itapoá
Itoupava
Itá
Içara
Jaborá
Jardinópolis
José Boiteux
Jupiá
Lacerdópolis
Lagoa da Estiva
Lagoa
Lajeado Grande
Laurentino
Leoberto Leal
Leão
Liberata
Lindóia do Sul
Linha das Palmeiras
Lontras
Lourdes
Luzerna
Macieira
Major Gercino
Major Vieira
Maracajá
Marari
Marcilio Dias
Marechal Bormann
Marema
Marombas Bossardi
Massaranduba
Matos Costa
Meleiro
Mirador
Mirim Doce
Mirim
Modelo
Mondaí
Monte Carlo
Monte Castelo
Morro Grande
Morro da Fumaça
Navegantes
Nova Breslau
Nova Cultura
Nova Erechim
Nova Galícia
Nova Itaberaba
Nova Petrópolis
Nova Teutônia
Nova Trento
Novo Horizonte
Obermulde
Otacílio Costa
Ouro Verde
Ouro
Paial
Painel
Palhoça
Palma Sola
Palmares
Palmeira
Papanduva
Paraíso
Passo Manso
Passo de Torres
Passos Maia
Paula Pereira
Paulo Lopes
Pedras Grandes
Peritiba
Pescaria Brava
Petrolândia
Pindotiba
Pinhalzinho
Pinheiro Preto
Pinheiros
Pirabeiraba
Piçarras
Planalto Alegre
Ponte Alta do Norte
Ponte Alta
Poço Prêto
Presidente Castelo Branco
Presidente Jucelino
Presidente Nereu
Princesa
Quilombo
Rancho Queimado
Ribeirão Pequeno
Ribeirão da Ilha
Rio Ada
Rio Antinha
Rio Bonito
Rio Pinheiros
Rio Prêto do Sul
Rio Rufino
Rio Vermelho
Rio d'Una
Rio do Campo
Rio dos Cedros
Riqueza
Romelândia
Ruy Meyer
Río Maina
Salete
Salto Veloso
Sangão
Santa Cruz do Timbó
Santa Helena
Santa Maria
Santa Rosa de Lima
Santa Rosa do Sul
Santa Tereza
Santa Terezinha
Santelmo
Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Saudades
Saí
Schroeder
Serra Alta
Sorocaba do Sul
Stolzplateau
Sul Brasil
São Bento Baixo
São Bento do Sul
São Bonifácio
São Carlos
São Cristovão do Sul
São Gabriel
São José do Cerrito
São João Batista
São João do Itaperiú
São João do Oeste
São João do Sul
São Leonardo
São Ludgero
São Martinho
São Miguel da Boa Vista
São Pedro Tobias
São Pedro de Alcântara
São Sebastião do Sul
Taió
Taquara Verde
Taquaras
Teresópolis
Tigrinhos
Tijipió
Timbé do Sul
Timbó Grande
Timbó
Treviso
Treze Tilias
Treze de Maio
Três Barras
Tunápolis
Tupitinga
Ubatuba
União do Oeste
Urubici
Uruguai
Urupema
Vargem Bonita
Vargem do Cedro
Vargem
Vargeão
Videira
Vila Conceição
Vila Nova
Vitor Meireles
Witmarsum
Xavantina
Águas Brancas
Águas Frias
Águas Mornas
Águas de Chapecó
Índios
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Santa Catarina (Saint Catherine) is a state in southern Brazil. According to the Index of Economic Well-Being calculated between 2002 and 2008, Santa Catarina was the Brazilian state that revealed the highest economic well-being in relation to the others. Its capital is Florianópolis, which mostly lies on the Santa Catarina Island. Neighbouring states are Rio Grande do Sul to the south and Paraná to the north. It is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west it borders the province of Misiones, Argentina. Most of its inhabitants are descendants of Danish, Dutch, German, Italian and Norwegian immigrants.

The beaches along the coast of are a great attraction for tourists visiting the smallest state of the South Region. Florianópolis, the capital, is one of the Brazilian cities with the highest HDI and that receives the most foreign tourists, especially from Europe. In the mountain region, especially São Joaquim and Urupema, is an attraction during winter because of its low temperatures and snow. Blumenau, in the interior of Santa Catarina, is the stage for one of the biggest events of the South Region of the country, that possess a strong influence of German culture: the Oktoberfest of Blumenau, a traditional beer party originated from Germany, is held in October in Blumenau city. The heritage of the German, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch, Italian and Danish immigrants can be seen in the architecture and the customs of the population of the state. Joinville is Santa Catarina's largest city. It was one of the few states in Brazil that actually were colonized by a system of settlement colonization in the case of immigrant settlers coming mainly from modern Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, Spain, France and Scandinavia.

Quality of life is very high by Brazilian and Latin American standards. It is the Brazilian state with the highest levels of income, education and public health, and one of the lowest rates of illiteracy. Santa Catarina boasts Brazil's highest average life expectancy and lowest homicide rate in addition to lower levels of corruption. The cities of the state are also considered the most "livable" in Brazil, appearing as the most "clean, safe and organized" of the country. In recent decades, Santa Catarina has been dubbed "the Brazil that worked".

History

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European settlement began with the Spanish settlement of Santa Catarina island in 1542. The Portuguese took control in 1675 and established the captaincy of Santa Catarina in 1738.

Between early 19th century and mid 20th century, a great number of European immigrants arrived to Santa Catarina; these immigrants were taken in order to populate the south of the Nation by Imperial initiative. About 50% of these immigrants were from Germany and Austria. The rest came mainly from Italy, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine;[1] these immigrants created an abundance of small, family-held farms, many of which continue to exist in the interior of the state.

Late in March 2004, the state was hit by the first hurricane ever recorded in the South Atlantic. Because there is no naming system for such an event in Brazil, Brazilian meteorologists called it Cyclone Catarina, after the state.

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