Pato Branco ("White Duck" in English) is a city in the southwest part of the Brazilian state Paraná. It is situated 450km west away from Curitiba the capital of state. Pato Branco started off as a village in 1942 and was given status as a city December 14th 1952. It has two private universities, Faculdade Mater Dei and Faculdade de Pato Branco, and one public, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (the Federal Technologic University of Paraná). The city has experienced a positive economic development the last few years.
Pato Branco is located 761 meter above sea level and has a sub-tropical clima with warm summers and frequent rain showers. The winters are mild and morning frost is a rarity. There is no defined period of drought. The coldest month of the year is July with an average temperature of 14.2°C (57.6°F). January is the warmest month with an average of 22.5°C (72.5°F).