Itajaí

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Itajaí
Partial view of Itajaí

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Location of Itajaí
Coordinates: 26°54′S 48°40′W / 26.9°S 48.667°W / -26.9; -48.667Coordinates: 26°54′S 48°40′W / 26.9°S 48.667°W / -26.9; -48.667
Country Brazil
Region Southern
State Santa Catarina
Incorporated June 15, 1860
Government
 • Mayor Volnei Morastoni (PT)
Area
 • Total 289.255 km2 (112.11 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population
 • Total 160,639
 • Density 581.1/km2 (1,432.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)

Itajaí is a city of the Santa Catarina state, in Brazil. The biggest city in Santa Catarina is Joinville. The city was started on June 15, 1860. People started living in Itajai as early as the year 1658.

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Itajaí can be found on the northern coast of the state. It is found on the banks of the river Rio Itajaí-Açu. The name of the city came from the name of the river. Itajaí has the cities Balneário Camboriú, Camboriú, Brusque, Gaspar, Ilhota and Navegantes next to it. Itajaí is found on the base Baixo Vale do Itajaí. It is next to the Atlantic Ocean. Itajai is pretty much built on a plain. Highway BR-101 is the main highway that passes by the city. Highways SC-100, SC-486, SC-470, and BR-470, connects Itajaí to the rest of the state.

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Itajaí has the following sister cities:

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