Santa Catarina Island2010
By Amelia Meyer
Ilha de Santa Catarina (or Santa Catarina Island is an island situated along the coastline of Brazil. As its name implies, it belongs to the state of Santa Catarina, and is part of the municipality of Florianópolis (most of which is situated on the island itself), which is the cultural capital of Brazil.
The island has a total area of just 424.4 square kilometres and is only about 18 kilometres wide. Santa Catarina is just one island in a much larger archipelago of over 30 other islands. Some of the other better known land masses include Goat Island, Desert Island and Isle Welsh.