Last modified: 2022-02-25 by ian macdonald
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The municipality of ItaipulĂ˘ndia (9,027 inhabitants in 2020; 33,517 ha) is
located on the border with Paraguay, 630 km west of Curitiba.
ItaipulĂ˘ndia was settled in 1961 by colonists coming from Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, who acquired plots in GuairaĂ§Ăˇ. The district of Aparecida do Oeste was established within the municipality of SĂŁo Miguel de IguaĂ§u by State Law No. 7,438 promulgated on 29 December 1980, and elevated a municipality by State Law No. 9,908 promulgated on 19 March 1992.
The building of the Itaipu Dam in the 1970s caused the flooding of 50% of the municipality's arable lands, which is partially compensated by royalties paid by Itaipu Binacional.
The flag of ItaipulĂ˘ndia is celestial blue with a white triangle placed along the hoist without reaching its edges, separated from the blue fields by two green and yellow chevrons and charged with the municipal coat of arms.
Ivan Sache, 3 February 2022