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City of Guaraqueçaba
Official seal of City of Guaraqueçaba
Location of Guaraqueçaba
Location of Guaraqueçaba
Coordinates: 25°18′25″S 48°19′44″W / 25.30694°S 48.32889°W / -25.30694; -48.32889Coordinates: 25°18′25″S 48°19′44″W / 25.30694°S 48.32889°W / -25.30694; -48.32889
CountryBrazil Brazil
FoundedOctober 10, 1947
 • MayorRiad Said Zahoui (PSB)
 • Total2,018.906 km2 (779.504 sq mi)
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total7,890
 • Density4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000)0.659 – medium[2]

Guaraqueçaba is the easternmost municipality in the Brazilian state of Paraná, and one of the few coastal municipalities of the state. The short Ararapira River marks the border with São Paulo.

Guaraqueçaba has historical significance, being among the first Portuguese settlements in the state of Paraná in 1545.

In 1938 the municipality of Guaraqueçaba was abolished and its territory was absorbed into that of Paranaguá. However, in 1947 Guaraqueçaba had it municipal rights restored.


The municipality contains the 819 hectares (2,020 acres) Salto Morato Private Natural Heritage Reserve, created in 1994.[3] It contains the 400 hectares (990 acres) Sebuí Private Natural Heritage Reserve, created in 1999.[4] It contains the Guaraqueçaba Ecological Station in the coastal mangrove area.[5] It also holds 53% of the 34,179 hectares (84,460 acres) Bom Jesus Biological Reserve, a strictly protected conservation unit established in 2012.[6]


  1. ^ IBGE 2008 statistics
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2009-10-03 at the Wayback Machine - UNDP
  3. ^ Reserva Natural Salto Morato (in Portuguese), FGBPN: Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à Natureza, retrieved 2016-11-18
  4. ^ RPPN Reserva Ecológica Sebuí (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), retrieved 2016-11-15
  5. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica de Guaraqueçaba (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-05-07
  6. ^ REBIO Bom Jesus (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-05

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