Abelardo Luz

Abelardo Luz is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Santa Catarina. Until 1958 it was part of the municipality of Xanxerê. It is the birthplace of Brazilian former football player Paulo Roberto Falcão.

Abelardo Luz
Municipality
Abelardo Luz, SC, Brazil - panoramio (11).jpg
Flag of Abelardo Luz
Official seal of Abelardo Luz
Location in Santa Caterina
Location in Santa Caterina
Coordinates: 26°33′53″S 52°19′42″W / 26.56472°S 52.32833°W / -26.56472; -52.32833Coordinates: 26°33′53″S 52°19′42″W / 26.56472°S 52.32833°W / -26.56472; -52.32833
CountryBrazil
StateSanta Catarina
MesoregionOeste Catarinense
Government
 • PrefectDilmar Antonio Fantinelli
Area
 • Total953.58 km2 (368.18 sq mi)
Elevation
760 m (2,490 ft)
Population
 (2020 [1])
 • Total17,960
 • Density19/km2 (49/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Abelardo-Lusenses

The municipality contains the 6,566 hectares (16,220 acres) Mata Preta Ecological Station, a fully protected area created in 2005.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IBGE 2020
  2. ^ ESEC da Mata Preta (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 18 July 2016