Paranagua is a port city located in the state of Parana, Brazil. The city covers a total area of approx 827 km2 (319 ml2) and has a population of around 148,230 people (2013 census) and a population density of 170 persons per square km, making it the 10th most populated city in Parana state.
- Established in 1648, Paranagua is the oldest city in Parana. It is famous for Port of Parana, serving as both sea link for Curitiba, 110 km (68 ml) to the north and capital of Parana, and as one of the biggest ports of Brazil.
- The municipality holds 17% of 34 hectares (84,5 acres) strictly protected conservation unit Bom Jesus Biological Reserve, established in 2012. The municipality contains Ilha do Mel State Park and Ilha do Mel Ecological Station on Ilha do Mel (Honey Island, 2,760 ha/6,800 acres) at the mouth of Paranagua Bay.
- The economy of Paranagua is driven by the deepwater Paranagua Port, which dates back to the 16th century. It was a point of entry for settlement of south of Brazil beginning early in colonial period. The port of Paranagua exports the largest agricultural products' volume of any of the ports of Brazil, especially of grain grown in country's southern regions.
- The port of Paranagua is also a major trade center of petroleum products, automobiles, lumber, fertilizer, paper, salt, sugar and soy beans. It is administered by Port Administration of Paranagua and Antonina (Administracao dos Portos de Paranagua e Antonina), created in 1947 by the state of Parana. In 2014, Paranagua was Brazil's 7th largest exporting city, by value.
Highlights: Historic town, Ft Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres , Sao Benedito church
Paranagua tours, shore excursions, hotels
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