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Paraná
      The Brazilian State of Paraná is divided in to Municipalities which function more or less like counties in the United States and include cities and towns within their jurisdiction. Volga Germans settled in several Municipalities in Paraná including the following:

Ponta Grossa Municipality


      In the Municipality of Ponta Grossa, Colônia Octávio was founded by Volga German settlers in 1878. It was subdivided into smaller colonies which included (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Adelaide (142)
Botuquara (73)
Dona Adelaide
Dona Luíza
Eurídice (61)
Floresta (48)
Guaraúna (322)
Guarauninha (88)
Itaiacoca (65)
Moema (115)
Rio Verde (133)
Santa Matilde
Santa Rita
Taquari (214)
Tavares Bastos (112)
Tibagi (62)
Trindade
Santa Rita
Uvaranas

Palmeira Municipality

      In the Municipality of Palmeira, additional colonies were founded in 1878 by Volga German settlers (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Alegrete
Capão D'Anta
Hartmann [Quero-Quero] (149)
Marcondes
Nossa Senhora do Lago (155)
Papagaios Novos (132)
Pugas
Santa Quitéria (110)
Sinimbú (50)

Teixeira Soares Municipality

      Those Volga German colonies founded in the Municipality of Teixeira Soares include (number of original settlers in parenthesis):
Faxinalzinho
Guarauna (Valinhos)

Lapa Municipality

      Volga Germans also settled in the municipality of Lapa (number of original settlers in parenthesis):

Uvaia Municipality

      Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Uvaia:

Imbituva Municipality

      Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Imbituva in southeast Paraná:
Imbituva
Reçouças

Ipiranga Municipality

      Volga Germans also settled in the Municipality of Ipiranga in central Paraná:

Cities in Paraná

      Over time, Volga German immigrants and their descendants moved into more metropolitan environments in Paraná:
Curitiba
Ponta Grossa (city)
Prudentópolis
Sources:
- Auer, Marta. "O Matrimônio Endogâmico Entre os Imigrantes Alemães do Volga da Colônia do Lago" (2005).
- El-Khatib, Faisal. History of Parana - vol. 1 (Grafipar, 1969): 164-167.
- Fungmann, Wilhelm. Die Deutschen in Paraná (Ponta Grossa, 1929): 31-33.
- Gonçalves Celestino, Ayrton. "The Volga Germans in the Federal State of Paraná, Brazil." Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. 29:2 (Summer 2006): 35-38.
- Schwab, Carlos Alberto. Resumo Histórico e Genealogia dos Alemães do Volga. Ponta Grossa, Brazil: C.A. Schwab, 1997.
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Last updated 13 November 2013.

Map of the German Colonies in Paraná (1935).
Source: Im Kamp und Urwald Südbrasiliens (1936).