Mafra, Santa Catarina

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Mafra
Municipality
The Municipality of Mafra
Flag of Mafra
Flag
Official seal of Mafra
Seal
Motto(s): 
Pérola do Planalto
Location in the State of Santa Catarina
Location in the State of Santa Catarina
Location of Mafra
Coordinates: 26°06′39″S 49°48′18″W / 26.11083°S 49.80500°W / -26.11083; -49.80500
Country Brazil
RegionSouth
StateBandeira de Santa Catarina.svg Santa Catarina
FoundedSeptember 8, 1917
Government
 • MayorJoão Alfredo Herbst (PMDB)
Area
 • Total1,404.206 km2 (872.533 sq mi)
Elevation
793 m (2,601.7 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total51,014
 • Density36.32/km2 (58.47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.788
WebsiteMafra City Hall

Mafra is a city located at the northern border of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. This city borders to the state of Paraná and its urban area is attached to the urban area of its interstate neighbour, Rio Negro. This city's population is composed primarily of descendants of European immigrants, especially from Germany (including Volga Germans) and Poland. This city is also known for its honey, which is said to have excellent quality.

Coordinates: 26°07′S 49°48′W / 26.117°S 49.800°W / -26.117; -49.800