São Miguel do Oeste

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São Miguel do Oeste
Municipality of São Miguel do Oeste
Church "São Miguel Arcanjo"
Church "São Miguel Arcanjo"
Flag of São Miguel do Oeste
Official seal of São Miguel do Oeste
Nickname(s): "São Miguel"
Location of São Miguel do Oeste
Location of São Miguel do Oeste
Coordinates: 26°43′51″S 53°30′55″W / 26.73083°S 53.51528°W / -26.73083; -53.51528Coordinates: 26°43′51″S 53°30′55″W / 26.73083°S 53.51528°W / -26.73083; -53.51528
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina
Founded February 15, 1954
 • Mayor João Carlos Valar (PMDB)
 • Municipality 234.396 km2 (90.501 sq mi)
Elevation 720 m (2,360 ft)
Population (2009 [1])
 • Municipality 35,249
 • Density 150.63/km2 (390.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 31.724
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
CEP 89900-000
HDI (2000) 0.908 – high[2]

São Miguel do Oeste is a municipality of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. It is located 730 km west of Florianópolis. It has a population of 35.249 (2009/IBGE) and an area of 234 kmª. It is the largest Brazilian city from the border with Argentina, and is the big city in the far-west of state.

The city was founded on 15 February 1954 by immigrants from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, descendants of Italian and German. The name of the city is a blend of its patron saint, São Miguel Arcanjo, and the name of the district that led the city, West Village (Vila Oeste).

The city is served by Miguel Wasum Airport.

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