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Southern Santa Catarina is a region of the state of Santa Catarina in Southern Brazil.


Map of South (Santa Catarina)

From north to south:

  • 1 Imbituba — known as the whale capital of Brazil, as it was home to major whaling ships until the mid-20th century
  • 2 Tubarão — renowned for spa tourism and its rural areas where you can spend pleasant hours in contact with nature
  • 3 Criciúma — its Festival of Ethnicities brings together all the ethnic traditions of the region
  • 4 Araranguá — the resort of Morro dos Conventos, 10 km from the center, has a beach, dunes, caves and the mouth of the Araranguá River
  • 5 Sombrio — agricultural town near the lake of the same name

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  • Ibiraquera Lagoon


Sul Catarinense is the territory with the highest percentage of Italian descendants (~65%) with peaks of 100% in some localities and who arrived here at the end of the 19th century.

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