São João do Oeste

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São João do Oeste
Flag of São João do Oeste
Official seal of São João do Oeste
Country Brazil
StateSanta Catarina
MesoregionOeste Catarinense
Time zoneUTC -3

São João do Oeste is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4]

German as a regional language[edit]

The vast majority of the population inhabiting this wester region of the state of Santa Catarina is bilingual, speaking both the Riograndenser Hunsrückisch German dialekt as well as the Portuguese, the national language. The vast majority of Riograndenser Hunsrückisch speakers, an estimated three to four million, reside and have historically lived in the neighboring state of Rio Grande do Sul. There are other varieties of the Hunsrückisch dialect that are spoken elsewhere in the state of Santa Catarina by much smaller populations; please see Antônio Carlos (Santa Catarina), a municipality where Hunsrückisch is a co-official language.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.

Coordinates: 27°05′05″S 53°35′38″W / 27.0847°S 53.5939°W / -27.0847; -53.5939