The urban project requested by the British Company Improvements North of the Paraná and elaborated by the city planner Jorge Macedo Vieira, defined the outlines of the city. Maringá received the category of city on 14 February 1951.
Located in north west of Paraná and crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn it is a regional centre for commerce, services, agro-industries, and universities, including the State University of Maringá. The city planned from its inception, offers an enviable flora. Maringá is considered one of the greenest cities in the world. Maringá has a higher rate of concentration of green area per capita, there are 90 acres (360,000 m2) of native forest on 17 preserved areas.
Pray for unity of the churches.
Pray for the youth in the city to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray for creative ways of reaching the city of Maringa.