Definitions for curitibaˌkʊər ɪˈti bə
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Cu•ri•ti•baˌkʊər ɪˈti bə(n.)
the capital of Paraná, in SE Brazil. 1,052,147.
Category: Geography (places)
a city in southeastern Brazil
State capital of Paranu00E1 (Brazil) and the largest city in southern Brazil.
Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city's population numbers approximately 1,760,500 people as of 2010, making it the eighth most populous city in the country, and the largest in Brazil's South Region. Its metropolitan area, called Curitiba Metropolitan Area, comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of over 3.2 million, making it the seventh most populous city in the country. Curitiba is a cultural, political, and economic center in the country and in Latin America. The city sits on a plateau at 932 metres above sea level. It is located 105 kilometres west of the sea port of Paranaguá and is served by the Afonso Pena International and Bacacheri airports. The city hosts the Federal University of Paraná, established in 1912. In the 1700s Curitiba possessed a favorable location between cattle-breeding country and marketplaces, leading to a successful cattle trade and the city's first major expansion. Later, between 1850 and 1950, it grew due to logging and agricultural expansion in the Paraná State. In the 1850s waves of European immigrants arrived in Curitiba, mainly Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians, contributing to the economic and cultural development of the city. Nowadays, only smaller numbers of foreign immigrants arrive, primarily from Middle Eastern and other Latin American countries.
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