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one of Itapema's beaches
Location of Itapema
|Founded||April 21, 1962|
|• Mayor||Sabino Bussanello (PT)|
|• Total||59.022 km2 (22.789 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2 m (7 ft)|
|• Density||572.1/km2 (1,482/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
Itapema can be accessed from highway BR-101 and it is surrounded by a rocky coastline.
Five hundred thousand square meters of civil construction projects were built in Itapema between 2003 and 2005.
Itapema is the third most popular tourist destination in Santa Catarina. The beaches are the biggest tourist attraction and the Meia Praia, or Middle Beach of Itapema is the longest.