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Pôrto Alegre

[pawr-too ah-le-gruh] /ˈpɔr tʊ ɑˈlɛ grə/
noun
1.
a seaport in S Brazil.

Rio Grande do Sul

[ree-oo grahn-di doo sool] /ˈri ʊ ˈgrɑ̃ dɪ dʊ ˈsul/
noun
1.
a state in S Brazil. 107,923 sq. mi. (279,520 sq. km).
Capital: Pôrto Alegre.
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Porto Alegre

/Portuguese ˈportu aˈlɛɡri/
noun
1.
a port in S Brazil, capital of the Rio Grande do Sul state: the country's chief inland port; the chief commercial centre of S Brazil, with two universities (1936 and 1948). Pop: 3 795 000 (2005 est)

Rio Grande do Sul

/Portuguese ˈriu ˈɡrəndi du ˈsul/
noun
1.
a state of S Brazil, on the Atlantic. Capital: Porto Alegre. Pop: 10 408 540 (2002). Area: 282 183 sq km (108 951 sq miles)
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Rio Grande do Sul

southernmost estado (state) of Brazil, bordered by the state of Santa Catarina (north), Argentina (west), Uruguay (south), and the Atlantic Ocean (east). The capital of Porto Alegre is the state's main industrial area and port. Rio Grande do Sul is a major agricultural and livestock region

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