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Rio Branco

[ree-oo brahn-koo] /ˈri ʊ ˈbrɑ̃ kʊ/
noun
1.
a city in W Brazil.
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Rio Branco

/Portuguese ˈriu ˈbrəŋku/
noun
1.
a city in W Brazil, capital of Acre state. Pop: 261 000 (2005 est)
2.
a river in Brazil, flowing south to the Rio Negro. Length: 644 km (400 miles)
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Rio Branco

city, capital of Acre estado (state), western Brazil. It lies on the west bank of the Acre River, and just north of where the Branco River (Rio Branco) flows into the Acre. A commercial and distribution centre, Rio Branco exports rubber, metals, medicinal plants, Brazil nuts, timber, and furniture. Petroleum and alcohol fuels are processed there. The Federal University of Acre (1971) is located in Rio Branco. The city is linked by road and air routes with Brasilia, the federal capital, and Manaus, which is also accessible by river transport. Pop. (2005 est.) 273,400

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