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 (fôr′tl-ā′zə, -tə-lĕ′-)
A city of northeast Brazil northwest of Natal on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded in 1609, it is a thriving port and industrial center.
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(Portuguese fortaˈleza)
(Placename) a port in NE Brazil, capital of Ceará state. Pop: 3 261 000 (2005 est). Also called: Ceará
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(ˌfɔr tlˈeɪ zə)

the capital of Ceará, in NE Brazil. 648,851.
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Copa Airlines in late-May 2019 closed reservation for Panama City - Fortaleza service, as reservation for travel on/after 04AUG19 is no longer available.
AngoNAP Fortaleza, in Fortaleza, Brazil is now live.
Las bufaleras incluidas en el estudio fueron: Altamar, Belterra, Bubalinos Carne y Leche, Flor de Maria, Fortaleza, La Borinquena, La Cristalina, La Reserva, Las Tapias, Monterrico, Oro Negro, Pekin, Universidad de Antioquia; tambien se tuvieron en cuenta los datos historicos de la Agropecuaria Media Luna y Campo Bello.
Extending approximately 2,300 kilometers, the new route connects cities between Fortaleza, CE and Salvador, BA.
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The aim of this study was to investigate Chikungunya infection as a cause of absenteeism in the city of Fortaleza, state of Ceara, Brazil, during the first and greatest Chikungunya epidemic known to us.
Diante disso, o presente trabalho objetivou avaliar a qualidade fisico-quimica de agua subterranea oriunda de pocos da Regiao Metropolitana de Fortaleza, tendo como padrao de potabilidade os limites preconizados pela Portaria do Ministerio da Saude no 2.914, de 12 de dezembro de 2011, que dispoe sobre os procedimentos de controle da qualidade da agua para consumo humano e seu padrao de potabilidade (BRASIL, 2011).
Liverpool FC reporter LIVERPOOL have confirmed the signing of young Colombian defender Anderson Arroyo from Fortaleza CEIF in his homeland.
The Brazilian Network Information Center ( and GlobeNet have implemented the new central interconnection point at Fortaleza Internet Exchange Point (IXP), the company said.
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The interest of this study occurred in order to identify the development of technical protocol for active surveillance and early diagnosis of oral cancer directed to high-risk biological social groups by the Municipal Health Department of Fortaleza (Ceara-Brasil) (14).