Orleans, Santa Catarina

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Orleans highlighted in Santa Catarina.

Orleans is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Santa Catarina. The town is located in the south of the state.

The municipality contains part of the 1,330 hectares (3,300 acres) Serra Furada State Park, created in 1980.[1]

History[edit]

Named after emperor Dom Pedro II's son-in-law, Gaston, Count of Eu, from the House of Orléans on December 26, 1884.[2] It was first colonized by Italians, then Germans, Austrians, Poles, Norwegians, Latvians and other nationalities from Europe.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parque Estadual da Serra Furada (in Portuguese), FATMA: Fundação do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2017-02-04 
  2. ^ "História da Prefeitura municipal de Orleans". orleans.sc.gov.br. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "História da Prefeitura municipal de Orleans". orleans.sc.gov.br. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Imigração da Europa a Santa Catarina". hafemann.br. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Imigração no Brasil". weber-ruiz.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 28°21′S 49°18′W / 28.350°S 49.300°W / -28.350; -49.300