CURITYBA (also CORITYBA and CURITIBA), capital of the state of Parana, Brazil, situated on an elevated plateau (2916 ft. above sea-level) 68 m. W. of its seaport Paranagua, with which it is connected by a railway remarkable for the engineering difficulties overcome and for the beautiful scenery through which it passes. Pop. (1890) 22,694; f the municipality, 24,553. There is a large foreign element in the population, the Germans preponderating. The city has a temperate, healthy climate, and is surrounded by a charming campo country, which, however, is less fertile than the forested river valleys. Mate is the principal export.
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