Brusque, Santa Catarina
|Nickname(s): Tissue City|
Location of Brusque
|Founded||August 4, 1860|
|• Total||283,445 km2 (? sq mi)|
|Elevation||21 m (69 ft)|
|• Total||119 719|
|• Density||360,8/km2 (9,340/sq mi)|
|Time zone||BRT (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST (UTC-2)|
|Area code(s)||+ 55 (47)|
|Website||Brusque, Santa Catarina|
The city was originally called Colônia Itajahy, but on 17 January 1890 it was renamed Brusque after former Santa Catarina province president Francisco Carlos de Araújo Brusque.
Brusque has a strong women's volleyball team in the Brazilian Super League.
- 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.
90% Whites(200.000) 5% Pardos(50.000) 4% Blacks(45.000) 0.5% Native American(1.000) 0.5% Asian(1.000) Original Population: 50% German(250.000) 30% Italian(100.000) 10% Portuguese(50.000) 9% African(95.000) 1% Asian(6.000)
80% Catolics(250.000) 15% Luterans(100.000) 4% Evangelicals(50.000) 1% Jehovah's Witness(6.000)
- Murilo Fischer - Professional road bicycle racer
- Ederson Tormena - Footballer
- Bruno Moritz - Musician
- Brandão - Footballer
- Pacheca - entrepreneur of the transportation and entertainment business.
- (in Portuguese) Brusque page
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