Navegantes

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Navegantes
city
Flag of Navegantes
Flag
Official seal of Navegantes
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Location of Navegantes
Location of Navegantes
Navegantes is located in Brazil
Navegantes
Navegantes
Location of Navegantes
Coordinates: 26°53′56″S 48°39′14″W / 26.89889°S 48.65389°W / -26.89889; -48.65389Coordinates: 26°53′56″S 48°39′14″W / 26.89889°S 48.65389°W / -26.89889; -48.65389
CountryBrazil Brazil
RegionSouth
StateSanta Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
FoundedAugust 26, 1962
Government
 • MayorRoberto Carlos de Souza
Area
 • Total112.0 km2 (43.2 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total72,772
 • Density650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
HDI (2000)0.774
Websitewww.navegantes.sc.gov.br

Navegantes is a coastal and tourist city located in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil. The population is 72,772 (2015 est.) in an area of 112.0 km².[1]

Ministro Victor Konder International Airport serves the popular beach resort of Balneário Camboriú, and other cities including Itajaí and Blumenau.

Economy: The main activity is fishing industry and ship building. A private port was built in 2007, served by 4 berths (approx. 900m straight) and focused on refrigerated container cargo, due to Santa Catarina State have the biggest meat industry in Brazil. As of 2012, there were 6 cranes, and plans for expansion of the quay.[2]

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