Mafra, Santa Catarina

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mafra
Municipality
The Municipality of Mafra
Flag of Mafra
Flag
Official seal of Mafra
Seal
Motto: Pérola do Planalto
Location in the State of Santa Catarina
Location in the State of Santa Catarina
Location of Mafra
Coordinates: 26°06′39″S 49°48′18″W / 26.11083°S 49.80500°W / -26.11083; -49.80500
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira de Santa Catarina.svg Santa Catarina
Founded September 8, 1917
Government
 • Mayor João Alfredo Herbst (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 1,404.206 km2 (872.533 sq mi)
Elevation 793 m (2,601.7 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 51,014
 • Density 36.32/km2 (58.47/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.788
Website Mafra City Hall

Mafra is a city located in the northern border of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This city borders to the state of Paraná and its urban area is attached to the urban area of its interstate neighbour, Rio Negro. This city's population is composed primarily of descendants of European immigrants, especially from Germany and Poland. This city is also known for its honey, which is said to have excellent quality.

Coordinates: 26°07′S 49°48′W / 26.117°S 49.800°W / -26.117; -49.800