Curitaba is the capital and largest city of the state of Parana on the southeastern coast of Brazil. It is the 8th most-populated city in Brazil, and the largest in southern Brazil. It is an essentail center of Brazilian and South American culture, politics, and economy. In recent years, it has garnered world recognition and admiration for making itself a forward-thinking self-sustaining city. It grows and produces the majority of its own resources, has made major steps toward environmentalism, and employs other quirky ideas into city life, such as using sheep to "mow" the grass in the city rather than gasoline-powered machines.

Originally inhabited by two native tribes, Curitaba was founded in 1693, as a Portuguese colony, freshly won from the warring natives. It became an agricultural and mineral extraction site. In the 1850's, the city became a highly desirable location for European immigrants, bringing fresh perspective and culture to the city.

Today, Curitaba is named "Best Big City in Brazil" by Reader's Digest. It has hosted the FIFA World Cup twice - 1950 and 2014. It is known for its unique way of life, skyline, beauty, greenery, cherry trees, blend of cultures, and vivacity.

People Born in Curitaba

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Curitaba in People's Lives

Liam NeesonI traveled here in 1985 to film scenes of the movie The Mission.


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