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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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The trip departs November 17 and calls at Marseille, France, Barcelona, Spain, Cadiz, Spain, Lisbon, Portugal, Funchal, Madeira, Recife, Brazil, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ROME--Pope Paul VI spoke privately June 15, 1978, with activist Archbishop Helder Camara, who has said the pope ordered him to not travel outside his archdiocese of Olinda and Recife, Brazil.
On Thursday, the Yankees will gun for a win against a highly-talented German squad at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil.
Recife, Brazil, Sha'ban 28, 1435, Jun 26, 2014, SPA -- Germany beat the United States 1-0 in Recife, ensuring they top Group G.
Balotelli is once again set to spearhead Italy's attack when they face Costa Rica in Recife, Brazil on Friday, with both teams fighting for top spot in the Group D after they started their respective World Cup campaigns with victory.
Located in Recife, Brazil, the football stadium is one of the venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Secretariat of Planning and Management, Rua da Aurora, 1377, Recife, Brazil, Tel: (55-81) 3182-3819, Fax: (55-81) 3182-3858, E-mail: cintia.
Abu Dhabi will welcome the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Leg 2 from Recife, Brazil, after it departs from its starting port of Alicante, Spain.
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The cost of the Abreu e Lima Refinery near Recife, Brazil, in which PDVSA has agreed to take a 40 percent stake, has jumped nearly fivefold since 2008 to $20 billion from $4.
A 28-day-old newborn male was the victim of aggression involving a firearm during a robbery in the city of Recife, Brazil.
The 69-year-old former Beatle pulled a young woman from the crowd as he performed at a huge stadium concert in Recife, Brazil, and she asked him to sign her neck.