Xanxerê

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Xanxerê
Flag of Xanxerê
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Official seal of Xanxerê
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Xanxerê is located in Brazil
Xanxerê
Xanxerê
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 26°52′37″S 52°24′14″W / 26.87694°S 52.40389°W / -26.87694; -52.40389
Country  Brazil
State Santa Catarina
Mesoregion Oeste Catarinense
Founded 27 February 1954
Government
 • Mayor Bruno Bortoluzzi
Area
 • Total 377.55 km2 (145.77 sq mi)
Elevation 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 44,102
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Xanxerenses
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Xanxerê is a city in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The Italian and German are the mainstream culture. They were brought by immigrants in the early twentieth century, through the migration of the "gauchos".

Today, the city is much more than the " Capital of the Corn ", whose productivity is national prominence. The city also increased in all industrial, commercial and service sectors, serving as a reference for all western Santa Catarina.

It is well located, favoring the trade via Mercosul and generating interest from various investors in the region.

Xanxerê is the headquarters of the Association of Cities of Alto Irani ( AMAI ), composed of 17 "municípios". According to IBGE, is one of the main SC cities, so it attracts investment from all branches, and is under constant development, being one of the fastest growing in the state and the ranks 22th[clarification needed] in state economy.