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|Nickname(s): Capital do Oeste (Capital of the West)|
|Founded||August 25, 1917|
|• Mayor||José Caramori (PSD)|
|• Total||624,308 km2 (241,047 sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
As of 2008, it has a population of around 195,000 inhabitants. The city itself has an area of 625 km².
The city was founded by Italian immigrants on August 25, 1917. Most people are descendants of Italian, German and Polish immigrants.
Chapecó has a large agro-industrial complex and is home to one of the biggest meat processing plants in South America. Its industrial park is very diversified.
- Prefeitura de Chapeco (Portuguese)
- Unochapecó - Universidade Comunitária Regional de Chapecó, local university
- Unoesc - Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina