What is the population of Santa Catarina Island, Brazil?
#87432. Asked by author. (Oct 18 07 2:03 PM)
Florianópolis is the city that comprises Santa Catarina Island, Brazil and had a population of 406,564 in 2006. However Florianópolis comprises smaller islands and a bit of the mainland in its city limits so the actual population of just the island will be slightly smaller. The urban area of Florianópolis (the main city part which is located on the main island) is listed as 358,180 in 2006 so the best guess for the population of Santa Catarina Island, Brazil would be somewhere between 358,180 and 406,564.|
"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 was a stopping point for many ships traveling from New York to the goldfields of California during the California Gold Rush. These ships reached California by way of Cape Horn."
"Florianópolis (also known by its nickname Floripa) is the capital city of Santa Catarina State in southern Brazil. It is composed of one main island, the Island of Santa Catarina, one continental part and the surrounding small islands. It has a population of 406,564 (2006/IBGE). Its metropolitan area has a population of over 821,423 inhabitants.
Florianópolis is one of the three Brazilian states capitals on an island (the others are São Luís and Vitória)."
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