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A city of southern Brazil at the northern end of the Lagoa dos Patos near the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded c. 1742 by emigrants from the Azores.
Porto Alegre(Portuguese ˈportu aˈlɛɡri)
(Placename) 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)