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The first açorianas families had arrived at the Lagoon in 1749 middle, being that soon after, other colonizadores had been if installing for this e region also in other places of the catarinense coast. Together with they had come the customs that to the few had been if incorporating in new lands. They had been these colonizadores that had brought here for the wheat, the sugar, the beans, the hemp and the hemp, and had also created the devices of sugar cane and flour moved by animals. These devices still can be found in the interior of the city. Other segments brought for the colonizadores had been, the commerce of dry fish, agriculture, the navigation it fishes and it. The women had brought with them the Religious tradition of the Income of Bilro and Parties, as the party of the Espirito Santo The holy ghost, that was initiated in Passover and finished in Pentecostes, these and other more, they are some customs that the lagunense people inherited of its açorianos ancestor. Lagoon completed 330 years in day 29 of July of 2006, and 21 years of Historical Falling. With the açoriana settling of the happened immigrants of the Islands of Açores in 1740, they had incorporated its uses and customs here. The Party of Saint Antonio of the Angels is one of most famous of Lagoon, and happens to each 13 of June, is the party of the padroeiro of the city. The First Church that takes the name of the padroeiro saint has 300 years more than, the beginning of the construction if it gave in 1696, the procession attracts thousand of fidiciary offices every year. Lagoon is reference in Catarinense history, had this way passed Treat to Tordesilhas, firmed between Spain and Portugal, the agreement divided lands in 1494. Here bases for the Revolutionary movement Farroupilha had been raised, where the açorianos casarios had testified the love between the young native and rebel Ana Maria of Jesus Ribeiro, and Giuseppe Garibaldi. Ana Maria turned Anita Garibaldi and followed its friend in the battles becoming it Heroine of Two Worlds. This history also inspired to the epic theater that is carried through in the city every year, " The Republic in Laguna" , that it counts beyond the romance and of the battles, the cultural aspects of this people. Located the 120 km to the south of Lagoon, Lagoon possesss a population of 70 a thousand inhabitants, in its great majority, of açoriana origin. In the season, this population all triples with the coming of tourist of Brazil and exterior. By its history, its old large houses and monuments had been overthrown by the National Historic site. With area of 353 km ², limits it the north with Imbituba and Imaruí, to the south with Jaguaruna, the west, the cities of Capivari de Baixo, Gravatal and Tubarão, to the east, with the Atlantic Ocean. Annual Average temperature is of 19,70c, absolute principle around 36,30c and minim of 16,50c, however in the winter the registered minim is of 5,2º C.

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