Paraná is a state in Brazil, located in the south of the country.
The Parana benefits from its natural diversity which goes from the Atlantic coast in the east, to the Serra do Mar mountains in the west. The climate is humid subtropical.
The state’s economy is based on the agriculture of corn, soybeans, sugar cane, timber, yerba mate, honey, cattle and poultry. Western Paraná has become the largest fish producing region in the country.
Its capital is Curitiba (the cleanest city in the country). Its area is 199,709 km2. Its population is 11.5 million.
Image of title: Pedra do Grito. Source: flickr / Clodoaldo Lima