Joinville (Santa Catarina)
See also: Joinville
HistoryJoinville was founded the March 9th 1851, under the name of Colônia Dona Francisca, by immigrants come from Germany, Suisse and Norway. The presence of Italy NS is also current.
The initial population of the area of Joinville was the Tupi and the Guarani.
Even if the city has the same characteristics that a German city, its name is French. It was given to him by François of Orleans, prince of Joinville which married in 1843 the princess heiress of the throne of Brazil, the princess Francoise de Bragance, princess of Brazil, Dona Francisca, the sister of Pierre II of Brazil, Dom Pedro II.
The territory where Joinville is constituted part of the wedding gift of the French and Brazilian royal family. Prince de Joinville and its been engaged never came there but a royal palace was built there in their honor in 1870.
Today the royal palace shelters the national museum of History with the royal apartments with the pieces of furniture and clothing, witnesses of the lifestyle in the middle of the nineteenth century. Splendid planted palm trees 150 years ago border the street which leads to the site, just in the center of the city.
GeographyJoinville is more the big city of the State of Santa Catarina. In 2005, the population is of approximately: 500000 people with a surface of: 1180 km ².
EconomyThe saving in Joinville rests on the industrial activities and the trade. The city is a gathering pole of many industries of high technology and is very known for this reason.
Its proximity of the ocean and the mountains, in addition to its quality of life, attracted the Brazilian ones wanting to escape violence from the metropolises. Moreover, developed there many services in new Convention Center, " Center Cau Hansen" , which offers a large range of events throughout the year and being able to accommodate 10.000 people.
One of the most important private universities of Brazil is in Joinville as well as many other establishments which meet the needs for local industry.
The ports of Sao Francisco C Sul (40km) and Itajaí (90km) allow the export of local industries: textiles, air conditioning, refrigerators, etc
The city is also the seat of the two more important data-processing companies of Brazil.
Joinville has an airport offering of the flights towards the main cities of Brazil.
Joinville belongs to Federal Railroad Network (Domestic network of railroad) which connects it directly to the port São Francisco C Sul.
SportThe city comprises a club of Football evolving/moving into 1 division in the championship of Santa Catarina and in the 3rd national division, the Joinville Esporte Clube.
CultureJoinville is also the seat of the " Joinville Dance Festival" , a national great event which takes place every year in July. Joinville is the only city, excluded Moscow, which has a school of the Bolchoï, celebrates it Russian corps de ballet.
OthersJoinville is known as being the `' City of the flowers''.
- big number of elementary schools, colleges and colleges
- cathedral diocésaine
- several churches Lutherans
- several museums
- a botanical garden
- a zoo
- of the parks
- of many beaches are at half an hour of car of the city
- three important shopping malls and of the supermarkets
- many hotels
- List of the lords then princes de Joinville
On the Fabric
Joinville (S) by Yves RENAUD
- Joinville in French
- National museum of immigration and colonization
- Official site of the municipality
- University of the area of Joiville
- University of the State de Santa Catarina
- Festival of dance
- http://www.promotur.com.br (tourism)
- YEAR Online Video
- on Joinville On the page, made ALT while clicking on the Plane logo
- and photographs air:
- Plane of the streets: Street map from Mapquest, ** MapPoint gold ** Google
- air Images sattelites and photographs: Google
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