Paranaguá

Paranaguá

[pah-rah-nah-gwah]
Paranaguá, city (1991 pop. 88,163), Paraná state, SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the port for Curitiba, 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.
Paranaguá is a city in the state of Paraná in Brazil. Founded in 1648, it is Paraná's oldest city. Its population was 147,934 as of January 2006.

It is known for its excellent port facilities, being the sea port for Curitiba, the capital of Paraná.

Location: 25.6°S and 48.7°W

HDI(2000): 0.782

Climate

Although Paranaguá is situated in the south part of Brazil, where temperatures are cooler, it is known for its extremely hot and humid summers and mild and also very humid winters.

Summer

Paranaguá is one of Paraná's hottest cities in the summer. Temperatures around 40°C (104°F) happen quite frequently from December to February.

Winter

The coolest month of the year is usually either July or September, with average highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C. Strong cold waves can get temperatures to dip below 5°C around three times a year, this tends to vary considerably from year to year though.

Sports

Rio Branco Sport Club is the city football club. In 2006, the club disputed the Campeonato Brasileiro Série C. Estádio da Estradinha is the city stadium.

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