About Maringá

Maringá was founded in 1947 by the English company "Companhia Melhoramentos do Norte do Paraná". It was planned under the Ebenezer Howard's Garden City principle. Large areas of native vegetation are preserved in its urban zone such as Horto Florestal, Parque dos Pioneiros and Parque do Ingá. The latter one is open to visitation. Maringá is also called "Song City", since it was named after a popular song often sung by the workers during its construction. The population of Maringá is estimated in 386,000 inhabitants and its distance to some important Brazilian cities are listed below.

Distances:

Curitiba - 426 km (265 mi)
Foz do Iguaçú - 410 km (255 mi)
Brasília - 1156 km (718 mi)
São Paulo - 640 km (398 mi)
Rio de Janeiro - 1073 km (667 mi)

To have an idea of what to find in Maringá, follow the link below to watch a video about Maringá, prepared to promote the city as a host city of the World Cup 2014:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0SwpzE-NQ (em inglês)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_OsbJvgDQ0 (em português)


Places to visit in Maringá:

http://www2.maringa.pr.gov.br/turismo/?cod=atrativos-turisticos


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Other useful information

Currency conversion: http://bra.timegenie.com/currency_converter

Weather forecast: http://www.climatempo.com.br/previsao-do-tempo/cidade/278/maringa-pr

July/August average temperature: 16ºC (62º F) to 27ºC (80ºF)