Maringá takes its name from a song by Joubert de Carvalho in honour of his
great love, Maria do Ingá, latter shortened to Maringá, that at the time of
establishment of the settlement was very popular in the media, thus the city
being known as the Song City.
In 1925, the Northern Paraná Land Company was established in London, England
and was responsible for the management of more than 500,000 acres
(2,000 km2) in the northern part of the State, which today
contains some of the largest