São Bento do Sul's
downtown area. The two green telephone booths that appear in this picture are called
; these public phones can be found throughout
São Bento do Sul is a small town, pop. 75.543 (2008) located in southern Brazil, in the northeast part of the state of Santa Catarina, just south of the state of Paraná.
Industry [ edit ]
São Bento do Sul is considered an industrialized city by all accounts and as such that is considered an integral part of the local social identity.
There are a many strong industries active in the region but the municipality is most well known for its production of
furniture and textiles.
Pioneer days [ edit ]
São Bento do Sul was first settled by the
Kolonisations Verein von 1849, in Hamburg, a 'for profit' colonization enterprise (as opposed to the State of provincial colonization efforts that were also taking place at that time) established in Hamburg, Germany.
Today there are different festivals celebrating the local population's
immigrant roots: German, Italian, Polish, Czech, and others.
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References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 26°15′S 49°23′W / 26.250°S 49.383°W