Cascavel

Cascavel is a city of Paraná state, Brazil. Is the fifth most populous city in Paraná with, with 332 333 residents, according IBGE, a government agency. The distance to Curitiba, the state capital, is 491 kilometers by freeway.[1]

Cascavel
Motto(s): 
The Capital of the West
Municipal location
Cascavel
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 24°57′20″S 53°27′19″W
Country Brazil
RegionSouth
StateParaná
Founded1952
Government
  MayorLeonaldo Paranhos
Area
  Total2,100.105 km2 (810.855 sq mi)
Elevation
781 m (2,562 ft)
Population
 (2020)
  Total332 333
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
  Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal code
85816-000
Area code(s)(+55) 45
WebsiteCascavel

Relatively new and with a privileged topography, Cascavel's development was planned, which gives it wide streets and well distributed neighborhoods. With an area of 2,100,831 km², it is considered a strategic hub of Mercosul.

The city is on a plateau 781 meters above sea level. It is 504 km west of the state capital of Curitiba and 605 km west of the sea port of Paranaguá, 140 km from the three borders (Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil) at 24° 58' South, 53° 26' West.