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Originally it was called "Santa Catarina Island", since Francisco Dias Velho, the founder of the village, arrived at the place on Santa Catarina's day.

It continued to be called that way for a long time, even becoming a village with the name of Nossa Senhora do Desterro, as evidenced by official correspondence and navigation charts from the time when the Island of Santa Catarina was still mentioned.

This lack of fondness for the name caused some voting to take place for a possible change. One of the suggestions was "Ondine", the name of a mythological goddess who protects the seas.


This name was discarded until, with the end of the Federalist Revolution, in 1894, in honor of the then president of the Republic Floriano Peixoto, the governor of the state, Hercílio Luz, changed the name to Florianópolis.


Florianopolis Beaches

Florianópolis is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, in the southern region of the country. The municipality is made up of the main island, the island of Santa Catarina, the mainland and some small surrounding islands.
The city has a population of approximately 500,000 inhabitants, according to estimates by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics.
It is the second most populous municipality in the state (after Joinville) and the 48th in Brazil. 
Florianópolis' economy is strongly based on information technology, tourism and services.
  The city has over 100 registered beaches and is a hub of boating activity.

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Trilhas de Florianópolis
trails in florianopolis

The climate in Florianópolis is humid subtrotropical (type Cfa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification).


The average annual temperature is 21 °C; summer is warm and muggy and winter is cool.


During the whole year the precipitations are well distributed.


Throughout the year, normally, the minimum temperature in the coldest months is 13 °C and the maximum temperature in the hottest months is 29 °C and rarely are lower than 8 °C or higher than 34 °C.


Cachoeiras de Florianópolis
Florianópolis Waterfalls

In Florianópolis basically three large groups of vegetation occur naturally, all considered within the Atlantic Forest biome They are, according to the Urban Planning Institute of Florianópolis: Dense Ombrophylous Forest; Mangrove and Restinga.


 Each type of vegetation in turn has different subtypes and stages of evolution, and thanks to the rugged terrain of the Island of Santa Catarina, the different ecosystems present are further enriched by different geographical elements, such as lakes , lagoons, rivers, dunes, rocky shores and beaches, making the city extremely rich in natural landscapes.

Ponto Turístico de Florianópolis
Florianópolis Landmark
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