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|Morretes, Paraná, Brazil|
Morretes, July 2008.
Location of Morretes.
|Founded||October 31, 1733|
|Founded by||Rafael Pires Pardinho|
Morretes has a population is of around 18,000 people. Morretes is a city that is famous for its restaurants, especially a traditional plate called barreado. It is also the home of many historical monuments. Morretes can be reached either by road or by taking the historical Serra Verde Express train from Curitiba, the touristic Paranagua-Curitiba Railway.
The municipality contains
- 8,745 hectares (21,610 acres) Pico do Marumbi State Park, created in 1990.
- 1,190 hectares (2,900 acres) Graciosa State Park, created in 1990.
- 6% of the 199,587 hectares (493,190 acres) Guaratuba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1992.
- 61% of the 2,699 hectares (6,670 acres) Roberto Ribas Lange State Park, created in 1994.
- 906 hectares (2,240 acres) Pau Oco State Park, created in 1994.
- About 19% of the 49,287 hectares (121,790 acres) Guaricana National Park, created in 2014 to protect a mountainous area of Atlantic Forest.
The name Morretes is a geographical reference to the "morros" (Portuguese for hills) that surround the city.
- Requião, Roberto; Rodrigues, Lindsley da Silva Rasca; Verri, Enio José (2 October 2007), Decreto 1531 - 02 de Outubro de 2007 (in Portuguese), State of Paraná, retrieved 2016-11-19
- PES da Graciosa (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-16
- APA Guaratuba (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-19
- PES Roberto Ribas Lange (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-11-17
- Pereira, Mário; Sorotiuk, Vitório (21 November 1994), Decreto 4266 - 21 de Novembro de 1994 (in Portuguese), State of Paraná, retrieved 2016-11-19
- PARNA Guaricana – ISA.
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- PARNA Guaricana (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-06-16
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