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About the City of Florianópolis

Coat of  Arms of FlorianópolisSatellite view showing Florianópolis, the second largest city and capital of Santa Catarina, one of the 26 Brazilian states. The city is located in  Brazil's South Region (Sul do Brasil) at the Atlantic coast, partly on the the Island of Santa Catarina and partly on the mainland connected by two bridges.

Florianópolis metro and Santa Catarina island, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Aerial view of Florianópolis with Santa Catarina island in background.
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Florianópolis was a colonial settlement on Santa Catarina island in the late 17th century. With the construction of a chapel (first things first) named Nossa Senhora do Desterro in 1678 the village slowly took shape. The place was upgraded to town status in 1714 then known as Vila do Desterro (loosely rendered as: Village of Exiles). the village people were not so happy with that name but it took them until 1893 to change it into Florianópolis, named after the then president of Brazil, Marechal Floriano Peixoto.

Today the city has a population of about 450,000 (est. 2013). With the adjacent municipalities, Florianópolis forms a metropolitan area, the Região Metropolitana de Florianópolis, with more than 1 million people.

The city's economy is mainly based on commerce and service, but some agricultural activities still exist. But actually Florianópolis is on the brink to become the Silicon Valley of Brazil — with beaches.

Florianópolis lies in a humid subtropical climate zone with a Summer season from November till May and an increased amount of precipitation from January to March. Average temperatures are friendly most of the time, between 20° and 26° Celsius. Winter might be a little cooler.

The Map shows map of the city of Florianópolis with expressways, main roads and streets and the location of Florianópolis International Airport (IATA Code: FLN) named Florianópolis-Hercílio Luz International Airport, about 12.4 km (8 mi) south of the city center.

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Local Time Florianópolis:
Wednsday-June-12  15:16  
Brasília time (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 27°50′S 48°25′W
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