Santa Catarina (pron. The presented pronunciation is in Brazilian Portuguese. The European Portuguese pronunciation is: //.) is a state in southern Brazil with one of the highest standards of living in the country.
Santa Catarina is one of the sixteen civil parishes (freguesias) that make up the municipality (municÃpio or concelho) of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. The parish has an area of 20 kmÂ² and 3,282 residents http://www.ine.pt/prodserv/retrato/retrato.asp?nomenclatura=1&R1=V1&x_nut=1_6_B_06 Portugal: Retrato Territorial: Caldas da Rainha from the Instituto Nacional de EstatÃstica (free login required).
Santa Catarina was a Portuguese carrack that was seized by the Dutch East India Company (also known as V.O.C) during February, 1603 off Singapore. It was such a rich prize that its sale proceeds doubled the capital of the V.O.C.