Welcome to Arapongas, a vibrant city located in the state of Paraná, South Region, Brazil. Situated in the Metropolitan area of Londrina, Microregion Apucarana and Mesoregion North Central Paranaense, Arapongas is a bustling hub of activity and culture. With a population of over 124,810 inhabitants, it is the sixteenth-most populous city of Paraná, and second-most populous metropolitan area of Londrina. Let’s dive into the history, geography, demography, education, culture, sports, and tourism of this amazing city.
== History ==
Arapongas was born by the companys initiative to Northlands Paraná, pioneered the settlement of the region. Its creator and founder was William da Fonseca Brabason Davids, director of Northlands Company of Paraná, which at the time of Arapongas Foundation held the post of Mayor of Londrina. In 1935, the French dealer René Cellot and her daughter Jeanine Cellot bought the first lots of land, intended for urban construction. Thus, on 28 September 1935, Rene Cellot and her daughter settled with a home business in the same place where today is the building of Banco Bradesco S / A (former Brazilian Discount Bank S / A), the av. Spies. In the same year it opened and sold the first lot to the Brazilian agricultural farmer Floriano Freire. In 1947, the State Government created the city of Arapongas dismembering him Rolândia and raising its headquarters to a city. That time, the city had a total area of 2007 square kilometers and consisted of administrative districts of the municipal seat, Astorga and Sabáudia.
== Geography ==
Arapongas has a subtropical humid mesothermal climate, with hot summers and winters with little frequent frosts. The relief is predominantly flat with slight elevations. The city is home to several rivers, including Ribeirão Pirapó, Lageado Stream, Stream Tres Bocas, Stream of Tight, Basin dos Bandeirantes.
== Demography ==
Between 2000 and 2010, the population of Arapongas grew at an annual average rate of 2.00%, while in Brazil was 1.17% in the same period. In this decade, the citys urbanization rate increased from 95.74% to 97.79%. In 2010 lived in the city, 104,150 people. The economically active population of Arapongas is 57,754 (55.45%) (IBGE – Demographic Census 2010).
== Education ==
The city has a total of 25 municipal schools, 14 state schools, 16 childrens educational centers, 12 private teaching centers, and five universities. According to the ENEM 1500, the College Prisma is the countys school better positioned to Note 25.83, and the 758 in the overall standings of Paraná.
== Culture ==
The city is home to several theaters, including Cine Teatro Maua, Teatro Vianinha, and Teatro Hideo Mihara – Colégio Marquês de Caravelas. The most important cinemas are Cine Mauá and Cine Gracher. The Museum of Art and History of Arapongas (MAHRA) tells the story of Arapongas through photos and documents that are part of a rich historical collection that is now accessible to the population.
== Sports ==
The Municipal Stadium José Luis Chiapin is a football stadium with a capacity of 10,440 people. The city of Arapongas has two clubs in the Campeonato Paranaense, the Arapongas Esporte Clube and Grêmio Araponguense.
== Tourism ==
The Parque dos Pássaros was created in 2000 by the city of Arapongas. There we find a variety of entertainment such as walking inside the park, football field inside the park, skate park, bike, etc., and fishing (when released for public employees). Dr. Julio Square Junqueira was the first to be built in Arapongas, was named after Dr. Julio Junqueira named after the first mayor of Arapongas. The Arapong