🇧🇷 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. 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.
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.
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