Santa Catarina (island)


Santa Catarina (island)

Infobox Islands
name = Santa Catarina


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native name = "Ilha de Santa Catarina"
native name link = Portuguese language
nickname = "Florianopolis"
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area = convert|523|km2|sqmi
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country = Brazil
country admin divisions title = State
country admin divisions = Santa Catarina
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country largest city = Florianópolis
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population = 315,000
population as of = 2006
density = 602.29
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Santa Catarina Island (Portuguese: "Ilha de Santa Catarina") is an island in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. The island covers 523 km² and is the site of the state capital Florianópolis as well as numerous beach resorts, such as Canasvieiras and Cachoeira do Bom Jesus. It is connected to the mainland by three bridges.

The island is colloquially referred to as 'Florianopolis'.


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