Greater Curitiba

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Greater Curitiba is the area of Brazil including and surrounding the city of Curitiba, Paraná state. The population in 2015, according to the Brazilian Institute for Geography and Statistics was of 3,502,790 inhabitants. [1] [2]

Curitiba Municipality in South, Brazil

Curitiba is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city's population was 1,879,355 as of 2015, making it the eighth most populous city in Brazil and the largest in Brazil's South Region. The Curitiba Metropolitan area comprises 26 municipalities with a total population of over 3.2 million, making it the seventh most populous metropolitan area in the country.

Paraná (state) State of Brazil

Paraná is one of the 26 states of Brazil, in the south of the country, bordered on the north by São Paulo state, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by Santa Catarina state and the province of Misiones, Argentina, and on the west by Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraguay, with the Paraná River as its western boundary line.

In urban planning circles, the greater Curitiba area has received numerous accolades for advancing sustainable urbanization. Its crowning achievement has been the integration of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and city development, using high-capacity, high-quality dedicated busways to guide growth along well-defined lineal axes.

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Jaime Lerner Brazilian politician and architect

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  2. Cervero, Robert (1998). The Transit Metropolis: A Global Enquiry. Island Press. p. 266. ISBN   9781597269315.

Coordinates: 25°25′47″S49°16′19″W / 25.4297°S 49.2719°W / -25.4297; -49.2719

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