Residing on upland at 932 meters above sea level, Curitiba is the capital of the Brazilian state of Parana and it is the biggest metropolis in southern Brazil with a populace of about 1.8 million. Its populace is mainly descended from German, Ukrainian, Russian, Italian and Polish refugees. The city is recognized for its green areas with spotless and tree-lined streets and was listed by the US weekly Reader's Digest as the best place to live in Brazil. Curitiba is not predominantly urbane or sexy, but its inhabitants enjoy an excellence of lifestyle unequaled in other parts of the nation. With the help of a vivacious home economy, the contemporary metropolis has managed to conserve momentous buildings and green space.