Itapema

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Itapema
one of Itapema's beaches
one of Itapema's beaches
Flag of Itapema
Flag
Official seal of Itapema
Seal
Location of Itapema
Location of Itapema
Itapema is located in Brazil
Itapema
Itapema
Location of Itapema
Coordinates: 27°05′24″S 48°36′39″W / 27.09000°S 48.61083°W / -27.09000; -48.61083Coordinates: 27°05′24″S 48°36′39″W / 27.09000°S 48.61083°W / -27.09000; -48.61083
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
Founded April 21, 1962
Government
 • Mayor Sabino Bussanello (PT)
Area
 • Total 59.022 km2 (22.789 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 33,766
 • Density 572.1/km2 (1,482/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.835
Website www.itapema.sc.gov.br

Itapema is a city in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Geography[edit]

Itapema can be accessed from highway BR-101 and it is surrounded by a rocky coastline.

Buildings[edit]

Five hundred thousand square meters of civil construction projects were built in Itapema between 2003 and 2005.

Tourism[edit]

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.