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Paranaguá
Municipality
Município de Paranaguá
Municipality of Paranaguá
Ilha da Cotinga as seen from the top ofthe Palácio do Café
Ilha da Cotinga as seen from the top of
the Palácio do Café
Flag of Paranaguá
Flag
Coat of arms of Paranaguá
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Berço da civilização paranaense
Mãe do Paraná
Grande mar redondo
Location of Paranaguá in Paraná
Location of Paranaguá in Paraná
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira do Paraná.svg Paraná
Founded July 29, 1648
Area
 • Total 826.674 km2 (319.181 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2018 est.)
 • Total 153,666
 • Density 185.8846/km2 (481.4390/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Parnanguara
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)

Paranaguá is a coastal city in the state of Paraná in the south of Brazil. Founded in 1648, it is Paraná's oldest city. Its population was 147,934 as of January 2006 and an area of 826,652 km².

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

The Port of Paranaguá is the sixth largest port in the world, the second largest in Brazil and the largest grain port of Latin America. His territorial extension is 13 km². It is the second largest port in Brazil, but the first in export of grains.

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Panorama of old port of Paranaguá waterfront area

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