Itapoá

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Itapoá
Municipality
Itapoá Municipality
Location of Itapoá
Location of Itapoá
Coordinates: 26°07′01″S 48°36′57″W / 26.11694°S 48.61583°W / -26.11694; -48.61583Coordinates: 26°07′01″S 48°36′57″W / 26.11694°S 48.61583°W / -26.11694; -48.61583
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina
Founded April 26, 1989
Government
 • Mayor Sergio Ferreira de Aguiar (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 257.158 km2 (99.289 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2008 [1])
 • Total 11,251
 • Density 48.3/km2 (125/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.793 – medium[2]

Itapoá is a municipality in the northern part of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. It borders the municipal areas of São Francisco do Sul in the south and of Garuva in the east. In the north it borders with the state of Paraná. It is the northernmost municipality in Santa Catarina.

Itapoá was originally part of the municipality of Garuva, but gained independency in 1989.

Its main revenue originates from tourism, due to its situation at the atlantic coast. The nature reserve "Volta Velha" in the premises of the municipality is one of the last large-scale remnant of Restinga vegetation in the state.

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