Santa Catarina State Information
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Santa Catarina is a state in southern Brazil with one of the highest standards of living in the country.
It's capital city is Florianopolis, which lies on the Santa Catarina Island.
Santa Catarina's neighbouring states are Rio Grande do Sul to the south and Parana to the north. The State has the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and to the west it borders the province of Misiones, Argentina. Most of the state's inhabitants are descendants of Portuguese, Italian, and German immigrants.
The beaches along the coast of 561 kilometers (348 miles) are a great attraction for tourists visiting the smallest State of the Southern Region.
Florianopolis, the capital, is on an island and is one of the Brazilian cities that receives the most foreign tourists. To the south, Garopaba is the preferred destination of surfers looking for good waves. In the mountain regions, Sao Joaquin is the attraction during winter because of its low temperatures.
Blumenau, in the interior of Santa Catarina, is the stage for one of the biggest events of the country: the Oktoberfest, a traditional beer party originated from Germany, that happens in October. The heritage of the Italian, German and Portuguese immigrants can be seen in the architecture and the customs of the state.
Cities and Areas in Santa CatarinaFlorianopolis