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Curitiba, Brazil

Often referred to as the ecological capital of Brazil, Curitiba has legislation that provides tax incentives for green spaces in building projects. This has allowed the expansion of parks and green areas, like the Public Botanical Garden
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The city of Curitiba is the capital of Paraná, a mainly agricultural state in the south of Brazil. The city is located 900 meters above sea level and 87 kilometers west of the Atlantic Ocean, near the coastal mountain ridge. Its land area covers approximately 435 square kilometers, and its population is around 1.8 million. It is known internationally for its progressive transportation system, social and environmental programs, preservation of the city's cultural heritage, and expansion of parks and green areas, and the city also has achieved international ...

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