Paranaguá pərənəgwä´ [key], city (1991 pop. 88,163), Paraná state, SE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the port for Curitiba , to which it is linked by rail and highway. Founded c.1600, the city has fine port facilities and has become increasingly important with the shift of coffee cultivation S from São Paulo state. A modern highway connects Paranaguá with Asunción, the capital of Paraguay.

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