Brusque, Santa Catarina

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Brusque
Flag of Brusque
Flag
Official seal of Brusque
Seal
Location of Brusque
Location of Brusque
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira de Santa Catarina.svg Santa Catarina
Founded August 4, 1860
Government
 • Mayor Paulo Eccel (PT)
Area
 • Total 283,445 km2 (? sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 102.280
 • Density 360,8/km2 (9,340/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 88350-000
Area code(s) 47
HDI (2000) 0.842 – High

Brusque is a city of 102,280 inhabitants in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It was founded in 1860, by 55 German immigrants. The majority of the population are German immigrants but also include Italians and Poles.

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Águas Claras
  • Azambuja
  • Bateas
  • Cedrinho
  • Cedro Alto
  • Cedro Grande
  • Centro I
  • Centro II
  • Cerâmica Reis
  • Cristalina
  • Dom Joaquim
  • Guarani
  • Jardim Maluche
  • Limeira
  • Limeira Baixa
  • Limoeiro
  • Nova Brasília
  • Nova Itália
  • Poço Fundo
  • Ponta Russa
  • Paquetá
  • Primeiro de Maio
  • Ribeirão do Mafra
  • Rio Branco
  • Santa Luzia
  • Santa Rita
  • Santa Terezinha
  • São Luiz
  • São Pedro
  • Souza Cruz
  • Steffen
  • Tomaz Coelho
  • Zantão

Sports[edit]

The official football team is Brusque Futebol Clube, founded on October 12, 1987.[1]

Brusque has a strong women's volleyball team in the Brazilian Super League.

Curiosities[edit]

- The city is a pioneer in the invention of the voting machine, and the first polling station to use it was also in Brusque (1988).

- First Latin American city to have public computers (1995).

- Headquarters of the first spinning industry of Santa Catarina (1892 - Textile Factory Renaux).

- Headquarters of the only English colony of Santa Catarina (1867).

- The only city in Brazil to use chlorine dioxide to treat water consumed by the population.

Notable natives[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brusque Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

Coordinates: 27°05′41.73″S 48°54′53.31″W / 27.0949250°S 48.9148083°W / -27.0949250; -48.9148083