GeographyCriciúma counted: 190923 inhabitants in 2006. It is located in the area southern of the State of which it is the principal agglomeration. The municipality extends on 236 km ².
The city is well irrigated by River, among which the Rivière Mãe Luzia.
General informationThe name of Criciúma drift of that of a Graminaceous Brazilian related with the Bamboo.
The city was founded at the 19th century by immigrant Italian who founded the first mine of coal of the south of the country.
In the Sixties, the coal activity was the independent source of incomes of the municipality. Thanks to this resource, the city developed and was equipped in infrastructures, like the avenue Centenário and the stage Heriberto Hülse. Nowadays, the principal industry of the city is industry Céramique.
The city is known to have been the theater large general strikes, started by the workmen of the coal mines. The late Industrialization of the Brésil did not prevent the formation of a movement of Working class, powerful and organized, in certain cities like Criciúma. Sometimes in certain newspapers of the national press, Criciúma was called the “Brazilian Cuba”.
In spite of a Catholic immigration mainly of Italian origin and thus , Criciúma knew a kind of Protestant Réforme, with small scales, as from the Eighty. The Protestant population increased there then strongly, following mainly the tendency Pentecôtiste.
SportThe city comprises a club of Football evolving/moving in the 2nd national division, the Criciúma Esporte Clube.
Close citiesCriciúma is close to the municipalities ( municípios ) following:
- Official site of the municipality
- Criciúma on the official site of the State de Santa Catarina
- Given on Criciúma on the site of the federation of the municipalities of Santa Catarina
- historical and administrative Card of Criciúma in the base of data of the IBGE
- Statistical data and economic on Criciúma - Cidades@IBGE
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