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A city of southern Brazil southwest of São Paulo. It was founded in 1654 but did not grow rapidly until the late 19th and early 20th centuries when German, Italian, and Slavic immigrants began to develop the surrounding area.


(Placename) a city in SE Brazil, capital of Paraná state: seat of the University of Paraná (1946). Pop: 2 871 000 (2005 est)


(ˌkʊər ɪˈti bə)

the capital of Paraná, in SE Brazil. 1,052,147.
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Noun1.Curitiba - a city in southeastern Brazil
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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We acknowledge the contribution of PhD Rosana Barreto Rocha Ferreira (Institute de Microbiologia Paulo de Goes, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro) for providing language help and of the student Juliana Curityba de Mello Campos for the help in some experiments.