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Blumenau, Brazil
Blumenau
Blumenau
is a city in Vale do Itajaí, state of Santa Catarina, in the South Region of Brazil. It is 130 km (81 mi) away from the state capital of Florianópolis.Contents1 History 2 Demographics2.1 Ethnic composition 2.2 Religion3 Geography 4 Climate 5 Economy 6 Transport 7 Tourism 8 Divisions 9 Notable inhabitants 10 See also 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (September 2014)The city was founded on September 2, 1850,[citation needed] by Dr. Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau
Hermann Bruno Otto Blumenau
along with seventeen German immigrants. Later arrivals include biologist and early proponent of Darwinian Evolution, Fritz Müller. Demographics[edit] As of 2006[update], Blumenau
Blumenau
had an estimated population of 302,000 people, with an area of 519 km² (200 sq mi)
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Vera Fischer (actress)
Vera Lúcia Fischer (born November 27, 1951) is a Brazilian actress of long-standing reputation and works in cinema and for the small screen, particularly for telenovelas. A former beauty pageant titleholder, Vera was crowned Miss Brazil
Brazil
in 1969 by Miss Brazil
Brazil
1968 and also Miss Universe 1968, Martha Vasconcellos.Contents1 Biography 2 Selected filmography 3 Awards 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Vera Lúcia Fischer was born in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, in Southern Brazil, to Hildegard Berndt, a Brazilian of German ancestry, and Emil Fischer, a German who was originally from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg
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Cia. Hering
Companhia Hering (Cia Hering) is a Brazilian textile and retail clothing company, being the leading clothing textile company in Latin America. The company has 805 stores. The company is one of the oldest Brazilian companies still in activity, founded by German brothers Bruno and Hermann Hering, in 1880. It was founded in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, and its headquarters and major factories are still in this city. Hering is the major employer in the city (excluding public service jobs). Hering exports its products worldwide. Currently the company operates stores in Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay
Uruguay
and Venezuela.Contents1 Brands 2 Stores 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksBrands[edit] Cia. Hering
Cia. Hering
brands are:Hering with 617 stores is the company's clothing brand best-known in Brazil
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Brazilian Institute Of Geography And Statistics
The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics or IBGE (Portuguese: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística) is the agency responsible for official collection of statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. IBGE performs a decennial national census; questionnaires account for information such as age, household income, literacy, education, occupation and hygiene levels. IBGE is a public institute created in 1936 under the name National Institute of Statistics. Its founder and chief proponent was statistician Mário Augusto Teixeira de Freitas. The current name dates from 1938. Its headquarters are located in Rio de Janeiro, and its current president is Roberto Olinto.[1] It was made a federal agency by Decree-Law No
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Catholic
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide.[4] As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation.[5] Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
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Protestant
Protestantism
Protestantism
is the second largest form of Christianity
Christianity
with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.[1][2][3][a] It or
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Kardecism
Spiritism
Spiritism
is a spiritualistic philosophy codified in the 19th century by the French educator Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, under the codename Allan Kardec; it proposed the study of "the nature, origin, and destiny of spirits, and their relation with the corporeal world".[1] Spiritism
Spiritism
soon spread to other countries, having today 35 countries represented in the International Spiritist Council.[2] Spiritism
Spiritism
postulates that humans are essentially immortal spirits that temporarily inhabit physical bodies for several necessary incarnations to attain moral and intellectual improvement
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2008 Santa Catarina Floods
Coordinates: 27°49′59″S 48°24′58″W / 27.833°S 48.416°W / -27.833; -48.416 2008 Santa Catarina floods
2008 Santa Catarina floods
and mudslidesAffected area within the State of Santa Catarina.Date late November 2008Location Itajaí
Itajaí
Valley, Santa CatarinaDeaths 128[1]Property damage unknownFlooding in the city of Itajaí, Santa CatarinaThe 2008 Santa Catarina floods
2008 Santa Catarina floods
were floods in the Santa Catarina, Brazil
Brazil
in November 2008. They occurred after a period of heavy rainfall, most significantly from 20-23 of November
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Argentina
Coordinates: 34°S 64°W / 34°S 64°W / -34; -64Argentine Republic[A] República Argentina  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "En unión y libertad" ("In Unity and Freedom")Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino ("Argentine National Anthem")Sol de Mayo[2] (Sun of May)Location of  Argentina  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Buenos Aires 34°36′S 58°23′W / 34.600°S 58.383°W / -34.600; -58.383Official languages NoneNational language Spanish[a]Regional languagesGuarani in Corrientes;[3] Qom, Mocoví and Wichí in Chaco[4]Religion77.1% Roman Catholicism 10.8% Protestant 10.1% Non-religious 2.6% Other[5]DemonymArgentine Argentinian Argentinean (uncommon)Government Federal presidential constitutional republic• PresidentMauricio Macri•
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Köppen Climate Classification
Köppen climate classification
Köppen climate classification
is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Russian German climatologist Wladimir Köppen
Wladimir Köppen
in 1884,[2][3] with several later modifications by Köppen, notably in 1918 and 1936.[4][5] Later, German climatologist Rudolf Geiger (1954, 1961) collaborated with Köppen on changes to the classification system, which is thus sometimes called the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system.[6][7] The Köppen climate classification
Köppen climate classification
system has been further modified, within the Trewartha climate classification
Trewartha climate classification
system in the middle 1960s (revised in 1980)
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Humid Subtropical Climate
A humid subtropical climate is a zone of climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild winters. These climates normally lie on the southeast side of all continents, generally between latitudes 25° and 35° and are located poleward from adjacent tropical climates, and south of temperate climates. While many subtropical climates tend to be on or near a coast, in some cases they extend inland, most notably in China
China
and the United States
United States
(US). The subtropical climate was created in the 1966 update of the Koppen climate classification. The Trewartha climate classification
Trewartha climate classification
sought to redefine middle latitude climates into smaller zones (the original Köppen system grouped all middle latitude climates into a single zone, which was the major criticism)
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Tropic Of Capricorn
Coordinates: 23°26′14″S 0°0′0″W / 23.43722°S -0.00000°E / -23.43722; -0.00000 (Prime Meridian)World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
in 1794 Dunn Map
Map
of the WorldMonument marking the Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
just north of Antofagasta, ChileLongreach, Queensland, AustraliaSign marking the tropic in Maringá, BrazilSundial on the Tropic of Capricorn, Jujuy Province, ArgentinaThe Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
(or the Southern Tropic) is the circle of latitude that contains the subsolar point on the December (or southern) solstice. It is thus the southernmost latitude where the Sun can be directly overhead. Its northern equivalent is the Tropic of Cancer. The Tropic of Capricorn
Tropic of Capricorn
is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of Earth
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Textile Industry
The textile industry is primarily concerned with the design, production and distribution of yarn, cloth and clothing
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Information Technology
Information
Information
technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data,[1] or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.[2] IT is considered to be a subset of information and communications technology (ICT). Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia
developed writing in about 3000 BC,[3] but the term information technology in its modern sense first appeared in a 1958 article published in the Harvard Business Review; authors Harold J. Leavitt and Thomas L. Whisler commented that "the new technology does not yet have a single established name
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Indigenous Peoples In Brazil
Indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples
in Brazil
Brazil
(Portuguese: povos indígenas no Brasil), or Indigenous Brazilians
Brazilians
(Portuguese: indígenas brasileiros), comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who have inhabited what is now the country of Brazil
Brazil
since prior to the European contact around 1500
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Brazilian Silicon Valley
Brazilian Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
is a term commonly applied to the region of Campinas
Campinas
and in southern region this term is applied for
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