Brusque, Santa Catarina
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||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (BRST)|
|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.
Current ethnic composition: 90% Whites; 5% Pardos; 4% Blacks; 0.5% Native American; 0.5% Asian. Original Population: 50% German; 30% Italian; 10% Portuguese; 9% African; 1% Asian.
80% Catolics; 15% Luterans; 4% Evangelicals; 1% Jehovah's Witness.
- 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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