Lagoa da Conceição

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Lagoa da Conceição
Skyline of Lagoa da Conceição
Lagoa da Conceição is located in Brazil
Lagoa da Conceição
Lagoa da Conceição
Lagoa da Conceição
Coordinates: 27°33′S 48°27′W / 27.550°S 48.450°W / -27.550; -48.450Coordinates: 27°33′S 48°27′W / 27.550°S 48.450°W / -27.550; -48.450
Country Brazil
State Santa Catarina
City Florianópolis
Population (2000)
 • Total 9,849
Time zone Brasília time (UTC−03:00)
 • Summer (DST) Brasília summer time (UTC−02:00)

Lagoa da Conceição is a district located next to a large lagoon of the same name near the center of Florianópolis, capital city of the state of Santa Catarina, located in the south of Brazil.

The area has a small town center with a medical clinic, post office, pharmacies, supermarkets, boutique stores and specialty shops. The town gets particularly crowded during the Brazilian summer vacation i.e. the months of January and February.

The Lagoa da Conceição district also includes some of the island's best beaches, namely Praia Mole beach and Joaquina beach, both of which have hosted major international professional surf tour events.[vague]