Paranaguá

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Paranaguá

(pərənəgwä`), city (1991 pop. 88,163), Paraná state, SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the port for CuritibaCuritiba
, city (1996 pop. 1,465,698), capital of Paraná state, SE Brazil. It was founded in 1654 but was of little significance until the late 19th and early 20th cent., when immigrants (chiefly Germans, Italians, and Slavs) began to develop the Paraná hinterland.
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, to which it is linked by rail and highway. Founded c.1600, the city has fine port facilities and has become increasingly important with the shift of coffee cultivation S from São Paulo state. A modern highway connects Paranaguá with Asunción, the capital of Paraguay.
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Paranaguá

 

a city in southern Brazil, in the state of Paraná. Population, 62,500 (1970). Paranaguá has a railroad station and a port on the sea. It exports coffee grown in the Maringa-Londrina region in northern Paraná, lumber, paper, Paraguay tea (maté), and fish. It also has building-materials and woodworking enterprises. Paranaguá was founded in the 17th century.

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