Brusque, Santa Catarina
|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)|
|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 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.
- 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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