City's central church
|Nickname(s): Portuguese: Capital Estadual do Milho (The state capital of corn)|
Location in Santa Catarina
|Mesoregion||West of Santa Catarina|
|Founded||27 February 1954|
|• Mayor||Ademiri 'Miri' Gasparini|
|• Total||377.764 km2 (145.855 sq mi)|
|Elevation||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|CEP postal code||89820-000|
|HDI (2010) ||0,775|
|Website||Municipality official website|
Today, the city is much more than the " Capital of the Corn ", whose productivity is national prominence. The city also increased in all industrial, commercial and service sectors, serving as a reference for all western Santa Catarina.
It is well located, favoring the trade via Mercosul and generating interest from various investors in the region.
Xanxerê is the headquarters of the Association of Cities of Alto Irani ( AMAI ), composed of 17 "municípios". According to IBGE, is one of the main SC cities, so it attracts investment from all branches, and is under constant development, being one of the fastest growing in the state and the ranks 22nd[clarification needed] in state economy.
In more recent times, a rare tornado was reported to have struck the city on Apr. 20, 2015; two people died in the area, according to the news.
- "Área territorial oficial" [Official Territorial Area] (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). 2002-10-10. Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- "Estimativas de população para 1º de julho de 2014" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Retrieved 2014-12-03.
- "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" [Ranking of HDI-M of Brazilian Municipalities] (PDF) (in Portuguese). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 2010. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
- Fritz, Angela (22 April 2015). "Deadly tornado destroys parts of Xanxere city in Brazil (Video)". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
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