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Lages

Lages
Administration
Full nameLages
Official nameLages
CountryBrazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina
FoundedNovember 22, 1776
Government
MayorRenato Nunes de Oliveira
Geography
Total Area1.643.099 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Elevation3005.2 ft (916 m)
Demography
Total Population159604 (2006)
Density (pop.)63.7/km2 (165/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)

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Lages, formerly Lajens, is a Brazilian town located in the central part of the state of Santa Catarina, in the region known in Portuguese as "Planalto Serrano".

It is located in the mountain region of the state. It is the main city of this region, and borders the towns of Otacílio Costa, São Joaquim, and Correia Pinto. The main course of urban water is Carahá River.

Lages hosts an annual festival called Festa do Pinhão, that is famous throughout the country.

Economically, the city is known for its strong cattle breeding and wood processing factories.


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