Curitiba is one of the most prosperous and organized cities in Brazil.
Curitiba was founded in the 17th century as a gold-mining camp, became the capital of the State of Paraná in 1854 and grew rapidly after 1940. Its 1.8 million people are a synthesis of several cultures of immigrants that arrived in the city during the 19th century and early 20th century.
The city has a temperate climate and an average altitude of 908 meters. The average temperature during the summers is 21°C, and during the winter, 13°C. See also Iguaçu Falls ►
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The Botanical Garden in Curitiba, Brazil.
Curitiba is a Brazilian reference when theater and classic music matters. The city has several theaters and places for artistic performances. In the picture below, the Ópera de Arame - An opera house surrounded by a pleasant and green environment, in Curitiba.
Curitiba has 26 parks of well-preserved environment, with rich and diversified fauna and flora. In the photo below, one capivara, the world's greatest rodent, in the Barigui Park, in Curitiba.