São José, Santa Catarina

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São José
Location of São José
Location of São José
São José is located in Brazil
São José
São José
Location of São José
Coordinates: 27°36′54″S 48°37′40″W / 27.61500°S 48.62778°W / -27.61500; -48.62778
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
Founded March 19, 1750
 • Mayor Adeliana Dal Pont (PSD)
 • City 113.171 km2 (43.696 sq mi)
Elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 210,513
 • Density 1,860.13/km2 (4,817.7/sq mi)
 • Urban 208,017
 • Metro 877,706
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.849
Website www.pmsj.sc.gov.br
Aerial view of São José

São José (San Jose) is a city in Santa Catarina, Brazil. It is a suburb located approximately five kilometers from Florianópolis, the state capital. It encircles the continental section of Florianópolis.

Not being a tourist city, this role being fulfilled by Florianópolis, São José has attracted industries such as telecommunication equipment, textiles, and food processing.

The main district of São José are Campinas, Barreiros and Historic Centre.

São José is the 20th HDI Ranked city in Brazil.

It also has a relatively rich district called Bosque das Mansões, where lives the rich portion of the local population.

The major BR-101 highway passes through São José, making the city a gateway to Florianópolis.

Coordinates: 27°36′S 48°37′W / 27.600°S 48.617°W / -27.600; -48.617