Guide for International Students

About Florianópolis:

The city of Florianópolis is the capital of the state of Santa Catarina and has the country’s third highest Human Development Index score among all Brazilian cities (0.847). The city encompasses Santa Catarina Island and surrounding small islands, as well as part of the mainland. It has a population of 508,826, according to the 2020 IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) population estimate, the second most populous city in the state (after Joinville), and the 47th in Brazil.

Florianópolis experiences a warm humid subtropical climate. The seasons of the year are distinct, with a well-defined summer and winter, and characteristic weather for autumn and spring. Due to the proximity of the sea, the relative humidity of the atmosphere is 80% on average. The maximum temperatures of the hottest month varies from 25 °C (77 °F) to 38.8 °C (101.8 °F) and the minimum temperatures are from 6 °C (43 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F). The lowest temperature ever recorded was 0.7 °C (33.3 °F) in September 1980 while the highest temperature ever recorded was 38.8 °C (101.8 °F) in February 1973.

The distance from some of the main cities in Brazil are described as follows: Porto Alegre (450 km), Curitiba (300 km), São Paulo (700 km), Rio de Janeiro (1150 km). Furthermore, Florianópolis has the Hercílio Luz International Airport, which has been recently expanded. Internally, it is possible to move through the integrated public transport system or services such as Taxi, Uber, 99taxi, among others.

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Guide for international students

Guia para estudantes internacionais