Campo Largo, Paraná

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Campo Largo
Municipality
The Municipality of Campo Largo
Flag of Campo Largo
Flag
Official seal of Campo Largo
Seal
Nickname(s): Capital da louça ("The porcelain capital")
Location in the State of Paraná
Location in the State of Paraná
Location of Campo Largo
Coordinates: 25°27′32″S 49°31′40″W / 25.45889°S 49.52778°W / -25.45889; -49.52778Coordinates: 25°27′32″S 49°31′40″W / 25.45889°S 49.52778°W / -25.45889; -49.52778
Country  Brazil
Region South
State Bandeira do Paraná.svg Paraná
Founded April 2, 1870
Incorporated February 23, 1871
Government
 • Mayor Edson Basso (PSDB)
Area
 • Total 1,249,422 km2 (482,405 sq mi)
Elevation 956 m (3,136 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 110,796
 • Density 86.2/km2 (223/sq mi)
  est. IBGE/2008 [1]
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
CEP 80000-000 to 82999-999
Area code(s) 41
HDI (2000) 0.856 – high
Website Campo Largo, Paraná

Campo Largo is a municipality in Paraná, Brazil. The inhabitants are known in Brazil as campolarguense. It is also a near suburb of Curitiba. The town is best known for its large product of porcelain. It is headquarters to a number of internationally known companies such as: 'Incepa', 'Porcelain Schmidt', 'Germer', 'Lorenzetti'. 'Ouro Fino' mineral water also comes from this town.

History[edit]

The gold rush on Paraná in the middle of 16th century was the main reason to the first settlements which gives origin to the city. Gold extraction was followed by cattle and stop points to explorers on the way to São Paulo.

Colonization was made by the original Brazilian population of that time, mainly Portuguese and Africans, in combination with the recent immigration wave of European immigrants, mainly from Poland, Italy and Germany, which were attracted by the Brazilian government incentives and the temperate climate preferring to immigrate instead of continuing in a Europe devastated by poorness and religious prosecutions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2008 (Population estimates from 1 July 2008)" (PDF). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-10-05.