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ID: 1001925
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Paraná (state)  Paraná (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 24 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -24.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 051 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -51.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Named for Paraná River which forms W & NE Borders; terrain features large escarpments & plateaus; first settled in 17th cen. by Spanish & Portuguese looking for gold; one of nation's chief producers of coffee; has large European immigrant population.

Names:
Paraná (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Paraná (C,V)
Parana, Estado do (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Sul (region (geographic))  ............  Sul (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Paraná (state)  ................  Paraná (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1891
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
mining center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado do Paraná..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Paraná..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 145
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Parana, Estado do..........  [VP]
................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 145
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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