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Santa Catarina (state)

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State o Santa Catarina
Banner o State o Santa Catarina
Coat of airms o State o Santa Catarina
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Location o State o Santa Catarina in Brazil
Location o State o Santa Catarina in Brazil
Coordinates: 27°50′S 48°25′W / 27.833°S 48.417°W / -27.833; -48.417
Kintra Brazil
Former seatJoinville
 • GovrenorRaimundo Colombo
 • Vice GovrenorEduardo Pinho Moreira
 • Total95346.181 km2 (36,813.366 sq mi)
Area rank20t
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total6,249,682
 • Rank11t
 • Density66/km2 (170/sq mi)
 • Density rank9t
Demonym(s)Catarinense or Barriga-Verde (Green Belly)
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 93,173,000,000 (7t)
 • Per caipitaR$ 20,369 (4t)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.840 – high (2nt)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
87000-000 to 89990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-SC

Santa Catarina (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈsɐ̃ta kataˈɾina] ( listen) "Saunt Catherine")[2] is a state in soothren Brazil wi ane o the heichest staundarts o livin in Laitin Americae an in Soothren Hemisphere. Its caipital is Florianópolis, which maistly lees on the Santa Catarina Island. Neebourin states are Rio Grande do Sul tae the sooth an Paraná tae the north. It is boondit on the east bi the Atlantic Ocean, an tae the wast it borders the province o Misiones, Argentinae. Maist o its inhabitants are descendants o Portuguese, German, an Italian immigrants.

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