Navegantes

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For the neighborhood in Pichilemu, Chile, see Los Navegantes.
Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Official seal of Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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Location of Navegantes
Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil is located in Brazil
Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Location of Navegantes
Coordinates: 26°53′56″S 48°39′14″W / 26.89889°S 48.65389°W / -26.89889; -48.65389
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
Founded August 26, 1962
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Carlos de Souza
Area
 • Total 111.461 km2 (43.035 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 50,888
 • Density 456.6/km2 (1,183/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.774
Website www.navegantes.sc.gov.br

Navegantes is a coastal and tourist city located in Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil.

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 and it will be ready for receiving ships in December 2007, it will be served by 4 berths (approx. 900m straight) and focused on containered reefer cargo, due to Santa Catarina State have the biggest meat industry in Brazil.

Coordinates: 26°53′56″S 48°39′14″W / 26.89889°S 48.65389°W / -26.89889; -48.65389

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