Castro, Paraná

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Castro

Castrolanda
Municipality
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Flag of Castro
Flag
Official seal of Castro
Seal
Municipal location
Municipal location
Castro is located in Brazil
Castro
Castro
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 24°47′27″S 50°0′43″W / 24.79083°S 50.01194°W / -24.79083; -50.01194
Country Brazil
RegionSouthern
StateParaná
MesoregionCentro Oriental Paranaense
Population
 (2010)
 • Total67,082
Time zoneUTC -3
Area code(s)42

Castro is a municipality in the state of Paraná in the Southern Region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] In 2010 it had a population of 67,082 people. The main road running through the town is the PR-151 road.

Economy[edit]

Castrolanda is a colony that was founded by Dutch immigrants between 1951 and 1954. Testament to this there is a windmill in Castro. Its economy is based on agricultural production and dairy farming which is one of the most important in this region that is considered the largest dairy in Brazil due to their genetic quality. It has a considerable production of grain, mostly soy and beans. Also having one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in Brazil, which bears the name of the colony.

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 2, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.

Coordinates: 24°47′27″S 50°00′43″W / 24.79083°S 50.01194°W / -24.79083; -50.01194