Driving 200 kilometers from my city to the interior of the state, I passed through the city of Joaçaba. It lies in the western region of the state, about 400 kilometers away from the capital Florianópolis.
At first this city may seem like a normal city like any other, but what draws attention is its low population. This city has only 31,000 inhabitants, despite its large number of buildings.
It is due to the fact that it is surrounded by mountains and have little space to create neighborhoods residences scattered as it happens in the vast majority of cities.