Praia Grande, Santa Catarina

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Praia Grande
Municipality
The Municipality of Praia Grande
Irineu Bornhausen Street in downtown Praia Grande.
Irineu Bornhausen Street in downtown Praia Grande.
Official seal of Praia Grande
Seal
Location of Praia Grande
Location of Praia Grande
Coordinates: 29°11′49″S 49°57′00″W / 29.19694°S 49.95000°W / -29.19694; -49.95000Coordinates: 29°11′49″S 49°57′00″W / 29.19694°S 49.95000°W / -29.19694; -49.95000
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina
Founded July 19, 1958
Government
 • Mayor João José de Matos (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 278.576 km2 (107.559 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2008 [1])
 • Total 7,321
 • Density 25.4/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.763 – medium[2]
Website www.praiagrande-sc.gov.br

Praia Grande is the southernmost municipality in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Despite its name (which means Great Beach in Portuguese), the city is landlocked.

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