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São José is a city in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It is approximately 5 km from and encircles the continental section of Florianópolis.

São José
City
Flag of São José
Flag
Official seal of São José
Seal
Location of São José
Location of São José
São José is located in Brazil
São José
São José
Location of São José
Coordinates: 27°36′54″S 48°37′40″W / 27.61500°S 48.62778°W / -27.61500; -48.62778
CountryBrazil Brazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
FoundedMarch 19, 1750
Government
 • MayorAdeliana Dal Pont (PSD)
Area
 • City113.171 km2 (43.696 sq mi)
Elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.[1])
 • City242,927
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Urban
208,017
 • Metro
877,706
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.849
Websitewww.pmsj.sc.gov.br
Aerial view of São José

Not being very touristy in nature, unlike Florianópolis, São José has attracted industries such as telecommunication equipment, textiles, and food processing.

The main district of São José are Campinas, Barreiros, and the Historic Centre.

São José is ranked 20th on the HDI in Brazil.

It also has a relatively rich district, Bosque das Mansões, where the local rich live.

The major BR-101 highway passes through São José, making the city a gateway to Florianópolis.

Coordinates: 27°36′S 48°37′W / 27.600°S 48.617°W / -27.600; -48.617

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics" (in Portuguese). 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2019. 2018 Area Total