Apucarana

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Apucarana
Catedral de Apucarana - Paraná - Brasil.jpg
Flag of Apucarana
Flag
Official seal of Apucarana
Seal
Location of Apucarana
Apucarana is located in Brazil
Apucarana
Apucarana
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 23°33′03″S 51°27′39″W / 23.55083°S 51.46083°W / -23.55083; -51.46083
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira do Paraná.svg Paraná
Founded 1944
Area
 • Total 548 km2 (212 sq mi)
Elevation 840 m (2,760 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 118,107
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Apucaranense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal code 86800
Area code(s) (+55) 43
Website Official website (in Portuguese)

Apucarana is a municipality in the state of Paraná in Brazil. The municipality covers 548 square kilometres (212 sq mi) at an elevation of 840 metres (2,760 ft) above mean sea level. Its 2008 population was estimated as 120,133.[1]

Transportation

The city is served by Cap. João Busse Airport[2] which is located 10 kilometers (5 nautical miles) southeast of Apucarana.[3]

Economy

In agriculture, the city stands in production of coffee, soy, beans and corn. The industry stands out for leather production (3% of Brazil's total) and the manufacturing of caps (80% of production in Brazil).

Culture

Cherry blossom in Apucarana. The first hundred trees were planted by Japanese descendants in the 1980s. Today the city has more than 20.000 sakuras.[4]

The city received thousands of immigrants from Portugal, Ukraine, Poland, Germany and especially from Japan (who did strong influence in culture like in the Buddhist religion and the amount of cherry trees planted - the city has more than 20,000 sakuras and annually do the "Cherry Festival" to celebrate the Japanese culture[4]).

Races
White 71,95%
Brown 17,84%
Black 5,97%
Asian 3,77%
Natives 0,47%

source : PARDES 2010

Religion

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Apucarana.

Congregação Cristã no Brasil

References

  1. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008 (Estimates of the population for July 1, 2008)" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). 2008-08-29. 
  2. ^ Apucarana - SSAP (Cap. João Busse) Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. at official Paraná website. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  3. ^ Distance & heading from Apucarana to airport (SSAP) as calculated by Great Circle Mapper. Retrieved 2008-09-18.
  4. ^ a b "Cerejeiras enfeitam cidade no norte do Paraná" (in Portuguese). Jornal Nacional. Retrieved 2011-07-15. 

External links

  • Prefeitura Municipal de Apucarana (City of Apucarana)
  • Informações sobre a Cidade (Business and Information from Apucarana)
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