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A city of eastern Brazil on the Atlantic Ocean south of Natal. First settled in 1535, it is the chief urban center of eastern Brazil and an important transportation hub.


(Placename) a port at the easternmost point of Brazil on the Atlantic: capital of Pernambuco state; built partly on an island, with many waterways and bridges. Pop: 3 527 000 (2005 est). Former name: Pernambuco


(rəˈsi fə)

the capital of Pernambuco state, in NE Brazil. 1,183,391. Formerly, Pernambuco.
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Noun1.Recife - a port city of northeastern Brazil on the AtlanticRecife - a port city of northeastern Brazil on the Atlantic
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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Fiat Chrysler, a company formed by the reorganisation of Fiat and Chrysler, is investing BRL200m in research and development centre in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state in northeast Brazil.
The chairman of the Port of Recife, Olavo de Andrade Lima, termed the document an activities protocol .
Following heavy overnight rain which had seen the city of Recife wake up to widespread flooding, a pitch inspection was required before the all-clear was given.
The Juventus star said: "The heat in Recife has been an issue for every team.
The ongoing housing crisis--the original rationale for Pedregulho's construction--figured in Laura Belem's Veneza do Brasil, 2007, in which miniature versions of makeshift shanties built on stilts along the riverbanks in Recife float serenely in a large water tank.
The appalling trade of young girls and boys had been taking place right under the noses of the authorities in the country's fifth largest city, Recife, which will host five World Cup matches.
Lynn's wife Brid and their young family are believed to have remained in Recife, where they live in a villa with a pool.
It's a differentiated partnership to us and it'll be for guests an amazing life experience, they'll have the opportunity to learn about the artistic, cultural and historical values of this beautiful Brazilian artistic expression which originated from Recife city," said Eduardo Araujo, Coordinator of Guerreiros do Passo Group.
The incident comes six weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup, where four games are being played in Recife.
Recife is one of the largest cities of Brazil as well as the capital city of the State of Pernambuco.
Through fake documents presented to the NIC, the domain is now registered under the name of Lucas da Silva Cavalcante di Recife.
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