Paraná is a state in southern Brazil. With its strong northern European heritage, its culture is probably unlike most foreigners' image of Brazil.
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The north "coast" borders the State of São Paulo. Water sports, fishing and leisure.
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The west "coast" has the Iguaçu Falls and National Park, and the giant Itaipu power plant.
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The metropolitan region contains the state's capital and its neighboring areas.
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The state's coast has several bays and mangroves, the mountains of the Serra do Mar and its mata atlântica forests, as well as beaches and eco-tourism at Ilha do Mel
- Curitiba - the capital, known worldwide for its innovative urban planning