Brusque, Santa Catarina
|Founded||August 4, 1860|
|• Mayor||Paulo Eccel (PT)|
|• Total||283,445 km2 (? sq mi)|
|Elevation||21 m (69 ft)|
|• Density||360,8/km2 (9,340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|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.
Brusque has a strong women's volleyball team, in the Brazilian Super League
- Brusque, 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.
Bruno Moritz - Musician
- (Portuguese) Brusque page
- "Brusque Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
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