Treze Tílias

Treze Tílias

Treze Tílias City Hall



Location of Treze Tilias
Treze Tílias

Location of Treze Tilias

Coordinates: 27°00′07″S 51°24′21″W / 27.00194°S 51.40583°W / -27.00194; -51.40583Coordinates: 27°00′07″S 51°24′21″W / 27.00194°S 51.40583°W / -27.00194; -51.40583
Country Brazil Brazil
Region South
State Santa Catarina (state) Santa Catarina
Founded April 29, 1963
  Mayor Mauro Dresch (PSDB)
  Total 185.205 km2 (71.508 sq mi)
Elevation 796 m (2,612 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 5,441
  Density 29.4/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
  Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.813

Treze Tílias (German: Dreizehnlinden, literally "Thirteen Lindens") is a municipality located in the state of Santa Catarina, South Region, Brazil. It covers about 185.205 km² and sits about 470 km from the state capital, Florianópolis. The municipality population estimate for 2006 is 5,441. Treze Tílias was originally created on October 13, 1933.

Founded by Austrian immigrants, the large majority from Tyrol and Vorarlberg, Treze Tílias exhibits in its buildings an Alpine-influenced timber framing style of architecture, with both the Portuguese language and the southern Austro-Bavarian dialect of Austrian German spoken by most of its inhabitants. The economy of Treze Tílias is based on agriculture, tourism, and woodworking.

There is another, even older, originally Tyrolian town in South America, about 900 km to the West, Puerto Tirol, in the Chaco Province, Argentina (founded in 1888).

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