/kooh'rddee tee"beuh/; Eng. /koor'i tee"beuh/, n.a city in and the capital of Paraná, in SE Brazil. 1,052,147.Also, Curityba.
* * *City (pop., 2002 est.: city, 1,644,600; metro. area, 2,866,000), capital of Paraná state, southern Brazil.It lies about 3,000 ft (900 m) above sea level in the Brazilian Highlands near the headwaters of the Iguazú River. Founded in 1654 as a gold-mining camp, it became the state capital in 1854. From the early 19th century it received many European settlers, and immigration continued during the 20th century with the arrival of newcomers from Syria and Japan. It is a modern commercial centre. Its cathedral (1894) was inspired by that of Barcelona, Spain.
* * *▪ Brazilcity, capital of Paraná estado (state), southern Brazil. It lies about 3,050 feet (930 metres) above sea level, near the Atlantic margin of the Brazilian Highlands and the headwaters of the Iguaçu River. It was founded in 1654 as a gold-mining camp, but the processing of maté (tea) and wood products brought long-term growth. In 1854 Curitiba became the state capital. From the early 19th century it received many German, Italian, and Polish settlers, and immigration continued during the 20th century with the arrival of Syrians and Japanese, as well as a massive influx of internal migrants from rural areas. Since 1940, Curitiba has had sustained rapid economic and population growth. From the early 1970s the city underwent extensive rejuvenation, which included the creation of new lakes and flood-control systems, large parks, and other recreational facilities. It also introduced recycling programs, zoning regulations, and specialized busing services that made it a model of clean environmental urban planning. Most of this development was under the direction of Jaime Lerner, an architect and engineer who held three terms as mayor of the city and two terms as governor of the state.A modern commercial centre, the city's manufactures include automobiles, trucks, and buses; paper, furniture, textiles, cement, and tobacco. Curitiba is also an important processing centre for maté (tea), beer, soft drinks, lumber, and cattle. Products are exported via the Atlantic ports of Antonina and Paranaguá (34 miles [55 km] and 56 miles [90 km] east, respectively).The city is an episcopal see with a cathedral (1894) inspired by that of Barcelona; it is also the seat of the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (1959) and the Federal University of Paraná (1912; see photograph—>) and the site of a military air base. Home to two major league football (soccer) teams, Curitiba boasts a pair of large modern stadiums. The Civic Centre, a monumental group of buildings, is dominated by the Palacio Iguaçu, the state government headquarters. Other interesting sites include the Paranaense Museum and an Egyptian-style temple beside Lake Bacacheri. Highways, railroads, and air routes link Curitiba with other major Brazilian cities, most notably Porto Alegre to the south and São Paulo to the north. Pop. (2005 est.) city, 1,757,900; metropolitan area, 3,141,366.
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