Antonina, Paraná

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Antonina
Port of Antonina.
Port of Antonina.
Flag of Antonina
Flag
Location of Antonina.
Location of Antonina.
Area
 • Total 845.853 km2 (326.586 sq mi)
Website http://www.e-prefeituras.pr.gov.br/sites/prefeitura/antonina/

Antonina is a municipality in the state of Paraná in southern Brazil. It has about 20,000 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Antonina has an area of 845.853 sqkm. It is located at 25°6′0″S 48°43′00″W / 25.10000°S 48.71667°W / -25.10000; -48.71667. It is 80 km away from Curitiba

History[edit]

The small town Antonina was former known as “Capela” – as a chapel has been built there in the 18th century. Due to this fact the inhabitants are called “capelistas” until today. The official name is in honor to King Antonio of Portugal.

Culture[edit]

Antonina hosts a July winter festival promoted by the Federal University of Paraná, which develops several workshops and shows during this time in the village. The carnival takes place within several blocks and features samba groups.

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