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Curitiba West of Bay of Paranaguá, Brazil

25.4S 49.2W

November 17th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Brazil - November 13th, 2011

The city of Curitiba appears as a bright white area just left of the center of this orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image. Curitiba is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, and the largest city with the biggest economy of both Paraná and southern Brazil.

The city sits on a plateau at 932 metres (3,058 ft) above sea level. It is located 105 kilometres (65 mi) west of the sea port of Paranaguá. The port can be observed as a small white area on the southern shores of the Bay of Paranaguá.

Another large bay, the Bay of Babitonga, can be observed to the south near the bottom edge. Situated at its entrance is São Francisco do Sul, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. It covers an area of 493 km² (190 miles2).