Location of Brusque
|Founded||August 4, 1860|
|o Total||284.749 km2 (109.942 sq mi)|
|Elevation||21 m (69 ft)|
|o Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (BRT)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (BRST)|
|Area code(s)||+ 55 (47)|
|Website||Brusque, Santa Catarina|
The city was originally called Colônia Itajahy, but on 17 January 1890 it was renamed Brusque after former Santa Catarina province president Francisco Carlos de Araújo Brusque.
Brusque has a strong women's volleyball team in the Brazilian Super League.
- The city is a pioneer in the invention of the voting machine, and the first polling station to use it was also in Brusque (1988).
- First Latin American city to have public computers (1995).
- Headquarters of the first spinning industry of Santa Catarina (1892 - Textile Factory Renaux).
- Headquarters of the only English colony of Santa Catarina (1867).
- The only city in Brazil to use chlorine dioxide to treat water consumed by the population.
Current ethnic composition: 90% Whites; 5% Pardos; 4% Blacks; 0.5% Native American; 0.5% Asian. Original Population: 50% German; 30% Italian; 10% Portuguese; 9% African; 1% Asian.
80% Catholics; 15% Lutherans; 4% Evangelicals; 1% Jehovah's Witness.
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