Chapecó

Chapecó

Chapecó is a major city in the western area of the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, located 630 km west of Florianópolis, the capital of the state.

As of 2004, it has a population of 130,000 inhabitants (96,000 living in the urban area and 34,000 in the surrounding rural areas). The city itself has an area of 625.60 km².

The city was founded by Italian immigrants on August 17, 1917. Most people are descendants of Italians and Germans.

The city has a relatively high standard of living, with an HDI of ~0.885. Its illiteracy rate is approximately 7%.

Its economy is based mainly on the raising of livestock and the meat processing and packing industry.

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Chapecó.

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