Joaçaba, Santa Catarina, South Region, Brazil

History

🇧🇷 Joaçaba is a city situated in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The city was colonised in the early 20th century by German and Italian immigrants.

Its industry is based on agriculture and agricultural products such as chicken and pork.

History This territory was considered Spanish territory as part of the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494). However, the Portuguese occupied this territory from early on.

In 1916, the State of Santa Catarina and its northern neighbor, the State of Paraná, fought for this land, in the so-called Guerra do Contestado ("War of the Contested Land"). Santa Catarina State won control of the region, and since then it has been under its jurisdiction.

On August 25, 1917, Joaçaba was established as Cruzeiro, and through its history has also been called Limeira and Cruzeiro do Sul, until federal legislation in 1943 prohibited cities in Brazil from sharing the same name (there is a Limeira in the State of São Paulo).

The current name Joaçaba is derived from the Tupi, with the meaning of "crossway".

Today, the city is known for its medical centre, which brings medical students and patients from all over Santa Catarina, as well as for its university (UNOESC – Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina) which attracts students from all over the country.

It is also noted for its Carnaval and the high quality of life for its inhabitants, which was ranked 1st for the state of Santa Catarina and 8th for Brazil.

The IDH (HDI) list (Índice de Desenvolvimento Humano – Index of Human Development), provided by the UN, gave Joaçaba the score of "0.953" in a scale of 0 to 1 for the year 2003.

The city is served by Santa Terezinha Airport.

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Joaçaba has a population of over 30,404 people. Joaçaba also forms one of the centres of the wider Oeste Catarinense Region which has a population of over 601,504 people. It is also a part of the larger Santa Catarina State.

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Antipodal to Joaçaba is: 128.5,27.167

Locations Near: Joaçaba -51.5,-27.1667

🇧🇷 Concórdia -52.023,-27.231 d: 52.2  

🇧🇷 Caçador -51.017,-26.777 d: 64.5  

🇧🇷 Erechim -52.269,-27.637 d: 92.1  

🇧🇷 Xanxerê -52.383,-26.883 d: 93  

🇧🇷 Chapecó -52.617,-27.083 d: 110.9  

🇧🇷 Lages -50.321,-27.82 d: 137.1  

🇧🇷 Passo Fundo -52.409,-28.261 d: 151.1  

🇧🇷 Carazinho -52.783,-28.283 d: 177.1  

🇧🇷 Guarapuava -51.456,-25.393 d: 197.2  

🇧🇷 Rio do Sul -49.642,-27.205 d: 183.8  

Antipodal to: Joaçaba 128.5,27.167

🇯🇵 Nago 127.978,26.592 d: 19932.8  

🇯🇵 Okinawa 127.809,26.409 d: 19906.4  

🇯🇵 Okinawa City 127.793,26.343 d: 19899.7  

🇯🇵 Ginowan 127.78,26.279 d: 19893.2  

🇯🇵 Urasoe 127.734,26.254 d: 19888.3  

🇯🇵 Naha 127.702,26.199 d: 19881.4  

🇯🇵 Makishi 127.667,26.2 d: 19879.4  

🇯🇵 Tomigusuku 127.667,26.15 d: 19875  

🇯🇵 Amami 129.483,28.367 d: 19850.3  

🇯🇵 Miyakojima 125.267,24.8 d: 19598.4  

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