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Ponta Grossa, Paraná
City
Cup of Vila Velha, postcard of the city
Cup of Vila Velha, postcard of the city
Flag of Ponta Grossa, Paraná
Flag
Official seal of Ponta Grossa, Paraná
Seal
Nickname(s): Princesa dos Campos
Capital Cívica do Paraná

Location of Ponta Grossa
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira do Paraná.svg Paraná
Historic countries Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Settled (town) 15 September 1823
Incorporated (city) 24 March 1862
Area
 • City 2,067.6 km2 (798.65 sq mi)
 • Urban 172.41 km2 (6,658,72 sq mi)
Elevation 975 m (3,199 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 311,611
 • Estimate (2018) 348,043
 • Rank 77th, Brazil
4th, Paraná
 • Density 150.55/km2 (388/sq mi)
 • Urban 304,733
 • Metro 430,075
  population of the Microregion of Ponta Grossa which covers four towns
Demonym(s) pontagrossense
princesino
GDP
 • Year 2015 estimate
 • Total R$11,805,538.69 thousands (7th, Paraná)
 • Per capita R$34,941.59 (63rd, Paraná)
HDI
 • Year 2010
 • Category 0.763 very high (19th), Paraná)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postalcode (CEP) 84010-000
Area codes +55 42
State Highways PR-151 and PR-513
Federal Highway BR-376
Municipality Code 4119905
Website pontagrossa.pr.gov.br
(Portuguese)

Ponta Grossa is a Brazilian city, in the southern region of the country, in the state of Paraná. With a population of over 300,000 inhabitants, it is the 4th most populated city of Paraná.

The city is home town of the Parque Estadual da Vila Velha ("State Park of Old Town"), a park made up of rocky formations formed over millions of years.

Other attraction of the city is the Münchenfest - A National Stout Festival with national and international concerts that lasts a whole week and occurs at late November and the beginning of December.

Ponta Grossa, Biblioteca Mucipal
Municipal Library of Ponta Grossa

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