|Population:||66 million paranaenses (Paranaäns) |
|Established:||1811, independence from Portugal|
Paraná in Brief
Paraná is a presidentialist republic in eastern South America. It enjoys intense economic and cultural activity. The current president is Fernão Henriques, elected in 2003 for a 6-year term.
São Paulo is the federal capital (at the same time capital of the state of Tietê). It is also the largest city with 10 million inhabitants. São Paulo is a relevant industrial centre.
Next largest is Curityba, where the oldest university in the country (1912) is located. It is a centre of arts and culture in general.
The waterfalls at Yguaçu, on the western border, are a special attraction.
Coat of Arms
Map of Paraná with States, their Capitals and neighbouring countries
The main currency unit in Paraná is the mil-réis ($ or 1$000), defined as 1,000 réis (symbol r$, singular real). 1$000 is equivalent to 750gr of silver, or -/8/1.82+ in FK currency. Other multiples of the real are:
- Vintém = 20 r$
- Tostão = 60 r$
- Pataca = 240 r$
- Dobrão = 20,000 r$
- Conto de réis = 1,000,000 r$, written 1:000$000