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Joinville

Joinville
Administration
Full nameJoinville
Official nameThe Municipality of Joinville
Settlement typeMunicipality
CountryBR Brazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina
MesoregionNorte Catarinense
MicroregionJoinville
FoundedMarch 9, 1851
Government
MayorCarlito Merss (PT)
Geography
Total Area436.5 sq mi (1130.878 km2)
Elevation13.1 ft (4 m)
Demography
Total Population515250 (2010)
Density (pop.)455/km2 (1178.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code89200-000
Area code+55 47

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Joinville (-ptʒõjˈvili) is a city in Santa Catarina State, in the Southern Region of Brazil. Joinville is Santa Catarina's largest city. In 2010, its population has reached approximately 520,000, many of whom are of German descent.

Joinville's metropolitan area is home to over a million residents according to the 2010 census by IBGE.

Owing to urban development and relatively good infrastructure, Joinville has become a major center for events and business conferences. The city has one of the highest standards of living in Brazil.


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