is a city in southern Brazil
that was founded on December 14 1952
. Paranavaí is located in the Northwest part of the state of Paraná
and has a population of 75,750 (IBGE, 2000). It constitutes a medium regional centre, where its main activities include commerce, services, and agro-industries
flour, chicken, orange). In addition, Paranavaí has some higher education institutions, which include the State College of Education, Science and Letters (FAFIPA). Paranavaí is also known for its only professional soccer team, the Atlético Clube Paranavaí
- ACP (Paraná State Championship
runner-up in 2003 and champion in 2007), and for the Music and Poetry Festival, held every year, which attracts artistic talents from all parts of Brazil.