Campo Largo, Paraná
|The Municipality of Campo Largo|
|Nickname(s): Capital da louça ("The porcelain capital")|
Location in the State of Paraná
|Founded||April 2, 1870|
|Incorporated||February 23, 1871|
|• Mayor||Edson Basso (PSDB)|
|• Total||1,249,422 km2 (482,405 sq mi)|
|Elevation||956 m (3,136 ft)|
|• Density||86.2/km2 (223/sq mi)|
|est. IBGE/2008 |
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|CEP||80000-000 to 82999-999|
|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 companies such as: 'Incepa', 'Porcelana Schmidt', 'Germer', 'Lorenzetti'. 'Ouro Fino' mineral water also comes from this town.
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.
- "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.
- "MAIS DE 70 ANOS DE TRADIÇÃO".
- Campo Largo travel guide from Wikivoyage