Santo Amaro da Imperatriz

Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, or simply Santo Amaro, is a municipality in Santa Catarina located close to the state capital Florianópolis and is connected to Palhoça by BR-282 in the northeast.

Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Flag of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
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Official seal of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
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Location of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Location of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Santo Amaro da Imperatriz is located in Brazil
Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Location of Santo Amaro da Imperatriz
Coordinates: 27°41′16″S 48°46′44″W / 27.68778°S 48.77889°W / -27.68778; -48.77889
CountryBrazil Brazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
FoundedJuly 10, 1958
Government
 • MayorJosé Rodolfo Turnes (PMDB)
Area
 • Total352.4 km2 (136.1 sq mi)
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total17,602
 • Density58.7/km2 (152/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.843
Websitewww.santoamaro.sc.gov.br

LocationEdit

The municipality contains part of the 84,130 hectares (207,900 acres) Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, a protected area created in 1975. The lushly-forested park protects the sources of the Vargem do Braço, Cubatão and D'Una rivers, which supply most of the drinking water for greater Florianópolis and the south coast region.[1] There are several farms in the municipality. The only urban zone is situated in Downtown Santo Amaro.

Parties and festivalsEdit

The Festa do Divino Espírito Santo (Divine Holy Spirit Party) is the main religious celebration of the Florianópolis Region. Festa do Milho (Corn Festival) is another important festival of Santo Amaro.

EconomyEdit

Even though Santo Amaro is a small city, important enterprises were founded in the city. Imperatriz Supermarkets was founded in 1974 and is the most profitable supermarket of Santa Catarina. Rosa Supermarkets is also another important supermarkets network.

Auto Viação Imperatriz is the bus enterprise that drives people to Palhoça, São José and Florianópolis. Imperatriz is also another important enterprise that manufactures ice-cream.

As Santo Amaro is mainly a rural city, their economy is based on it.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra do Tabuleiro (in Portuguese), FATMA: Fundação do meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-06-11

Coordinates: 27°41′S 48°46′W / 27.683°S 48.767°W / -27.683; -48.767