Ascurra

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Ascurra
Flag of Ascurra
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Official seal of Ascurra
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Location of Ascurra
Location of Ascurra
Ascurra is located in Brazil
Ascurra
Ascurra
Location of Ascurra
Coordinates: 26°57′18″S 49°22′33″W / 26.95500°S 49.37583°W / -26.95500; -49.37583Coordinates: 26°57′18″S 49°22′33″W / 26.95500°S 49.37583°W / -26.95500; -49.37583
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
Founded April 1, 1963
Government
 • Mayor Pedro Moser (PDT)
Area
 • Total 110.901 km2 (42.819 sq mi)
Elevation 88 m (289 ft)
Population (2014)
 • Total 7,732
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2015) 0.741
Website www.ascurra.sc.gov.br

Ascurra is a municipality located in the Santa Catarina state of Brazil. Ascurra has a strong Italian culture due to its colonization in 1876 by farmers from Welschtirol.[1] Hermann Blumenau (1819–1899) named the municipality after a point in Serra do Ibitirapé, Paraguay of the same name that was taken by the Brazilian Army during the Paraguayan War in 1869.

Ascurra covers 110.901 km2 (42.819 sq mi), and has a population of 7,732 with a population density of 70 inhabitants per square kilometer.[1]

Geography[edit]

Ascurra is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Blumenau and 200 kilometres (120 mi) from the state capital of Florianópolis. The Itajaí-Açu River crosses Ascurra.[2]

Economy[edit]

Mainly from the rice agriculture.

Transportation[edit]

Events[edit]

Per Tutti – A high Tirolean-influenced party that occurs between August and September.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ascurra" (in Portuguese). Brasília, Brazil: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Aspectos Geográficos" (in Portuguese). Ascurra, Santa Catarina, Brazil: Município de Ascurra. 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-11.