Curitiba is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The city sits on a plateau at 932 metres (3,058 ft) above sea level. Curitiba's population numbered approximately 1,879,355 people as of 2015, and the had a total population of over 3.2 million (estimate 2010).
Curitiba is an important cultural, political, and economic centre in Latin America. The city receives more than two million tourists every year.
The city is Brazil's second largest car manufacturer. Its economy is based on industry, commerce and services. The service sector contributes significantly to the composition of the GDP, accounting for 77% of the total GDP. Industry accounts for almost 23% and agriculture for less than 1%.