Prudentópolis, Paraná, South Region, Brazil

History | Population | Religion

🇧🇷 Prudentópolis is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Paraná, in Southern Brazil.

It is the centre of the Ukrainian community in Brazil.

The town is surrounded by 100 waterfalls, which also attracts many tourists.


History In 1882, the project of the construction of roads in central Paraná attracted the first families to the region. Firmo Mendes de Queiroz, descended from bandeirantes, settled there, living on agriculture. He built a chapel, giving birth to a place called "Vilinha" (Little Village) by its inhabitants. In 1894, the government decided to colonize the region of São João do Capanema. Cândido Ferreira de Abreu, the owner of this colony, decided to change its name to Prudentópolis, in honor to Brazilian president Prudente de Morais. In 1895, to settle this region, 1,500 Ukrainian families, about 8,000 people, came to Prudentópolis. This immigration continued until the 1920s.

Most of the immigrants were from the Ternopil region of Ukraine, and today the Ukrainian city Ternopil is sister city of Prudentópolis.


Population Nowadays, Prudentópolis is home to the largest population of Ukrainian descent in Brazil (75% of the municipality's inhabitants). Other ethnic groups that make up its population are Italians, Poles and Germans.

The Ukrainian culture is still preserved by its inhabitants: the Ukrainian language is taught in local schools and used a liturgical language and there are typically Ukrainian constructions, is also the official language alongside Portuguese language.


Religion The Ukrainian Catholic particular church, which used the Byzantine Rite in Ukrainian language, has there the Catedral Ucraniana Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, cathedral episcopal see of an eparchy (diocese), the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Imaculada Conceição in Prudentópolis. It is (the sole) suffragan of the Metropolitan Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of São João Batista em Curitiba, who heads the only proper Eastern rite ecclesiastical province in Brazil.

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Prudentópolis has a population of over 52,513 people. Prudentópolis also forms the centre of the wider Prudentópolis District which has a population of over 123,770 people. It is also a part of the larger Sudeste Paranaense region.

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🇺🇦 Ternopil, Ukraine
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Antipodal to Prudentópolis is: 129.033,25.2

Locations Near: Prudentópolis -50.9667,-25.2

🇧🇷 Guarapuava -51.456,-25.393 d: 53.7  

🇧🇷 Ponta Grossa -50.165,-25.091 d: 81.6  

🇧🇷 Telêmaco Borba -50.618,-24.337 d: 102.3  

🇧🇷 Castro -50.004,-24.79 d: 107.2  

🇧🇷 Canoinhas -50.383,-26.167 d: 122.4  

🇧🇷 Ivaiporã -51.75,-24.25 d: 132  

🇧🇷 Campo Largo -49.532,-25.46 d: 147  

🇧🇷 Caçador -51.017,-26.777 d: 175.4  

🇧🇷 Araucária -49.398,-25.578 d: 163.1  

🇧🇷 Almirante Tamandaré -49.3,-25.317 d: 168.1  

Antipodal to: Prudentópolis 129.033,25.2

🇯🇵 Ginowan 127.78,26.279 d: 19841.5  

🇯🇵 Itoman 127.65,26.117 d: 19843  

🇯🇵 Uruma 127.85,26.367 d: 19839.4  

🇯🇵 Naha 127.702,26.199 d: 19841.5  

🇯🇵 Tomigusuku 127.667,26.15 d: 19842.2  

🇯🇵 Urasoe 127.734,26.254 d: 19839.9  

🇯🇵 Okinawa City 127.793,26.343 d: 19837.4  

🇯🇵 Makishi 127.667,26.2 d: 19838.7  

🇯🇵 Okinawa 127.809,26.409 d: 19833.2  

🇯🇵 Nago 127.978,26.592 d: 19827.8  

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