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Curitiba (pron. IPA: [kuɾi'tibɐ] or IPA: [kuɾi'tʃibɐ]) is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Paraná. It has, approximately, 1,800,000 inhabitants and an area of 430.9 km². The city has the largest population and also the largest economy in Southern Brazil. The metropolitan area of Curitiba, formed by 26 municipalities, has 3,335,588 inhabitants.
According to the recent study by the IBGE, Curitiba is the fourth largest Brazilian GDP and the largest in the southern region, representing 1.39% of total wealth produced in the country. Many multinationals automotive (car) industry are installed in the Greater Curitiba, in addition to forming the second largest automotive center of the country, bring to the city an cosmopolitan aspect. Large companies change the headquarters to the city taking advantage of the structure, technical level, the main international airport of the southern region (the Afonso Pena International Airport), proximity to the Port of Paranaguá and the junction of highways and railroads linking the south region directly to the southeast of the country. Curitiba is an important cultural, political and economic center in the country. The city is home to the Federal University of Paraná, the oldest Brazilian university.
People from Curitiba are called curitibanos in Portuguese language, and Curitibans in English language.
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