Brusque, Santa Catarina

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Brusque
Flag of Brusque
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Official seal of Brusque
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Location of Brusque
Location of Brusque
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira de Santa Catarina.svg Santa Catarina
Founded August 4, 1860
Area
 • Total 283,445 km2 (? sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 119 719
 • Density 360,8/km2 (9,340/sq mi)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 88350-000
Area code(s) 47
HDI (2000) 0.842 – High

Brusque is a city of 119 719 inhabitants in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It was founded in 1860, by 55 German immigrants. The majority of the population are descendants of Germans along with Italians and Poles.

The city was originally called Colônia Itajahy, but on 17 January 1890 it was renamed to Brusque after former Santa Catarina province president Francisco Carlos de Araújo Brusque.[1]

Sports[edit]

The official football team is Brusque Futebol Clube, founded on October 12, 1987.[2]

Brusque has a strong women's volleyball team in the Brazilian Super League.

Curiosities[edit]

- The city is a pioneer in the invention of the voting machine, and the first polling station to use it was also in Brusque (1988).

- First Latin American city to have public computers (1995).

- Headquarters of the first spinning industry of Santa Catarina (1892 - Textile Factory Renaux).

- Headquarters of the only English colony of Santa Catarina (1867).

- The only city in Brazil to use chlorine dioxide to treat water consumed by the population.

Notable natives[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "O legado de Francisco Carlos de Araújo Brusque". Prefeitura de Brusque (in Portuguese). Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Brusque Futebol Clube" (in Portuguese). Arquivo de Clubes. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 

Coordinates: 27°05′41.73″S 48°54′53.31″W / 27.0949250°S 48.9148083°W / -27.0949250; -48.9148083