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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.
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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)
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