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Quick Facts
Capital Curitiba
Government Brazilian State
Currency Real (R$) (BRL)
Area 199,314.9 km2
Population 10,279,545 (2007 est.)
Language Official:Portuguese
Religion n/a
Electricity In general 127V/60Hz with some cities using 220V/60Hz (North American or European plug)
Time Zone UTC -3/-2

Paraná is a state in southern Brazil. With its strong northern European heritage, its culture is probably unlike most foreigners' image of Brazil.


Regions of Paraná
The north "coast" borders the State of São Paulo. Water sports, fishing and leisure.
The west "coast" has the Iguaçu Falls and National Park, and the giant Itaipu power plant.
Iguaçu Valley
Bordering the State of Santa Catarina, water sports on Lake Itaipu.
Central and South Central
This central region attracts rural tourism.
Campos Gerais
Land of fields close to Curitiba. Curious rocky formations and canyons near Vila Velha.
Grande Curitiba
The metropolitan region contains the state's capital and its neighboring areas.
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
  • Campo Largo
  • Cascavel - Biggest city in the west the best pit stop on the way or coming from Iguaçu Falls.
  • Foz do Iguaçu - Land of the World Famous Iguaçu Falls.
  • Londrina - Named as Little London in Portuguese, the second biggest city in the estate.
  • Maringá - Nicknamed the "Song City" it's the third biggest in the estate.
  • Paranaguá - First city of the estate, at the coast, pretty precursor's architecture.
  • Ponta Grossa - Home of the Vilha Velha estate park and Buraco do Padre waterfall.
  • Prudentópolis - Center of Brazil's Ukrainian community.

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