Pedras Grandes

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Pedras Grandes is a town and municipality in Brazilian State of Santa Catarina.

History[edit]

Pedras Grandes is a town of Italian immigration. In 1877, the first Italian immigrants arrived from Veneto. The town thrived on coal mining [1].The town was elevated to a municipality in 1961. Until then, it was a district of Tubarão.It is considered the "cradle" of Italian settlement in Southern Santa Catarina.

Geography[edit]

Situated at 28º26'09" South and 49º11'06" West, upon River Tubarão. Its population, as of 2004, was estimated at 4 849 inhabitants. 90% of the population is estimated to be of Italian descent.The area of the municipality is 153,81 km².

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Coordinates: 28°27′S 49°11′W / 28.450°S 49.183°W / -28.450; -49.183