Fernando de Noronha


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Fer·nan·do de No·ro·nha

 (fər-năn′dō də nə-rōn′yə, fĕr-näN′do͝o də nô-rô′nyə)
An island group in the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of Brazil. Formerly a military base and penal colony, the archipelago is now preserved as a national park.
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Fernando de Noronha

(Portuguese ferˈnəndu di noˈroɲa)
n
(Placename) a volcanic island in the S Atlantic northeast of Cape São Roque: constitutes a federal territory of Brazil; a penal colony since the 18th century; inhabited by military personnel. Area: 26 sq km (10 sq miles)
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Fer•nan•do de No•ro•nha

(fərˈnæn doʊ də nɔˈroʊn yə, fərˈnɑn-)
n.
a Brazilian island in the S Atlantic, NE of Natal: with nearby islands it constitutes a territory of Brazil. 1342; 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km).
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Augustino; from whence, keeping further off at sea, we lost sight of land, and steered as if we were bound for the isle Fernando de Noronha, holding our course N.E.
Consistently voted as having some of the best beaches in the world, Fernando de Noronha is one of Brazil's most romantic destinations.
The best beach in the world was revealed to be Brazil's Baia do Sancho, on the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha and it is easy to see why.
Meanwhile, the world's best beach - Baia do Sancho in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago with UNESCO world heritage status - has reclaimed its crown from last year's winner, Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, to be named the number one beach in the world.
Fazem parte desta lista, ainda, os municipios de Sao Caetano do Sul (SP), Fernando de Noronha (PE) e Rio Fortuna em Santa Catarina.
Finally, catches from fishing competitions in northeastern Brazil were obtained online (Pernambuco), by monitoring some events (Rio Grande do Norte and Fernando de Noronha Island), or from event organizers who kindly provided original catch records for some years (Fernando de Noronha Island) (Table 1).
The study was conducted at Morro do Chapeu Island (32[degrees]25'30'W, 3[degrees]51'57"S), located at Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, northeastern Brazil (see Figure 1).
To date, there is no energy storage system in Fernando de Noronha that allows for the accumulation of energy generated throughout the day.
The second best rated beach in the world is Baia do Sancho in Brazil's Fernando de Noronha, an archipelago with UNESCO world heritage status.
(2014) found low performance of the Hargreaves-Samani method in the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, due to the high values of wind speed in the area, which is not considered in the formulation of Hargreaves-Samani.
The Atlantic archipelago of Fernando de Noronha is two hundred miles east of the Brazilian coast.