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Encyclopedia > Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre
Skyline of Porto Alegre.

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Nickname: Porto (spoken), POA (written)
Motto: Loyal and Valiant city of Porto Alegre
Location of Porto Alegre
Coordinates: 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W / -30.03306, -51.23
Country Brazil
Region South
State Rio Grande do Sul
Government
 - Mayor José Fogaça (PMDB)
Area
 - Total 496.8 km² (191.8 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (33 ft)
Population (2006 est.)
 - Total 1,440,939
 - Density 2,815.6/km² (7,292.4/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 - Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
HDI (2000) 0.865 – high
Website: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

Porto Alegre (lit. "Gay Port"[1] or "Joyous Port"[2]) is one of the largest cities in Brazil, and the capital city of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre is one of the most important cultural, political and economic centers of Southern Brazil. Porto Alegre held[3] the highest standard of living among all Brazilian capitals for many years and it was the sole Brazilian city listed[4] on Jones Lang LaSalle's World Winning Cities. Portalegre is a city in Portugal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1628 KB) Summary Descrição: Porto Alegre Fonte: Adreson Fotógrafo/Pintor: Eurivan Barbosa Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Brazil Metadata This file contains... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links RioGrandedoSul_Municip_PortoAlegre. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Brazil is currently divided in five regions, by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (IBGE). ... The South Region is highlighted in yellow. ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Porto Alegre City Hall at night The Mayor of Porto Alegre is the Chief Executive of the city. ... The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (Portuguese: Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro, PMDB) is the successor of the Brazilian Democratic Movement. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This page talks about Human Development Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ... Brazil is divided into 26 estados (states, singular: estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Brazilian Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... The Southern Region of Brazil is one of the five administrative regions of Brazil. ... Jones Lang LaSalle is a leading global provider of integrated real estate and money management services. ...


The city, located on the Guaiba Lake, was founded in 1742 by immigrants from the Azores. In the late 19th century the city received people from other parts of the world, particularly Germany, Poland, and Italy. Located at the junction of five rivers, it has become an important alluvial port as well as one of the chief industrial and commercial centers in Brazil. Motto:  (Portuguese for Rather die free than in peace subjugated) Anthem:  (national)  (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Ethnic groups  Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy 1976  Area  -  Total 2,346 km² (n/a... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ...


The Salgado Filho International Airport connects Porto Alegre with Brazilian cities and also operates international flights. Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is the airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ...


The city is home to the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS in shorthand) is the largest private university of Brazil, and is the first university founded by the order of the Marist Brothers[4]. Its main campus is located in... The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS in shorthand) is among the largest federal universities of Brazil, where public universities are often among the most qualified institutions. ...

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The city

Farroupilha Park.
Port of Porto Alegre.

The city is located at a delta resulting from the junction of five rivers, officially called Guaíba Lake (popularly mentioned as a river too). Although its origins date from the mid-18th century, when immigrants from the Azores settled in the area, the city was officially established in 1809. The Guaíba River is a waterway in Rio Grande do Sul state of southern Brazil. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Before this, Porto Alegre was the port of Viamão on the shore of Guaíba Lake. Its ancient name was Porto dos Casais (Port of the couples), and it was initially settled by Azorians. Many families of settlers also came from the city of Rio Grande (Big River) in the litoral Lagunar region, to the south, a military fortress at that time. Today Rio Grande is the most important port of Rio Grande do Sul state. Viamão is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Motto:  (Portuguese for Rather die free than in peace subjugated) Anthem:  (national)  (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Ethnic groups  Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy 1976  Area  -  Total 2,346 km² (n/a... Nickname: Noiva do Mar Location of Rio Grande Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Sul State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1737 City status 1835 Mayor Janir Branco (PMDB) Area    - City 2,813. ...


More than 70 neighborhoods (see below) are part of the city and 2/3 of the population are concentrated in the Zona Norte (Northern Zone), where most of the economic activity, including the city center, takes place.


Porto Alegre was the seat of the World Social Forum in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2005. As the second largest city in southern Brazil, it is also an important industrial center in the mentioned geographical area. It also is a center for gaúcho (the popular name for natives of the State) history and culture, famous for its churrasco (barbecue) and chimarrão (a strong and hot tea prepared from erva mate). Important Brazilian universities, such as UFRGS, UFCSPA and PUCRS are located there. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Gaucho (disambiguation). ... Typical Brazilian churrasco. ... Chimarrão or cimarrón is a South American traditional beverage. ... Binomial name A. St. ... The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS in shorthand) is among the largest federal universities of Brazil, where public universities are often among the most qualified institutions. ... The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS in shorthand) is the largest private university of Brazil, and is the first university founded by the order of the Marist Brothers[4]. Its main campus is located in...


Porto Alegre is also one of the wealthiest cities in Latin America, and one of the most diverse. It has welcomed immigrants from all over the world, the largest numbers coming from Portugal, Germany, Italy, Spain and Poland. The are also significant Arab, Jewish and Afro-Brazilian contingents in the population. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


Geography

Climate chart for Porto Alegre
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source: BBC Weather

Climate

Porto Alegre is located in the subtropical area and so is called its climate. Average precipitation is high and regular throughout the year. Summer temperatures only occasionally rise above 32°C (90°F), although high levels of humidity make the season very muggy. The highest temperature ever registered was 40.7°C (105°F) in January 1943. Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Humid subtropical climate is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. This climate type covers a broad category of climates, and the term "subtropical" may be a misnomer for the winter climate in the cooler areas within this category. Significant amounts of precipitation occur in all seasons in most areas. Winter rainfall (and sometimes snowfall) is associated with large storms that the westerlies steer from west to east. Most summer rainfall occurs during thunderstorms and an occasional tropical storm, hurricane or cyclone. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... In meteorology, precipitation is any kind of water that falls from the sky as part of the weather. ... This page is about the form of precipitation. ... This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ...


The winter reveals mild average temperatures, contrasting to the quite changeable, and many times sudden behavioral, windy and rainy weather which also characterizes this time of the year. Usual winter temperatures range from 5°C (41°F) to 25°C (77°F). Snow is very rare, sometimes confused with sleet. The main snowfall events in Porto Alegre were in 1879, 1910 and 1984. For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Sleet is a term used in a variety of ways to describe precipitation intermediate between rain and snow but distinct from hail. ...


The lowest temperature ever recorded was -4°C (4 degrees celsius below zero). Autumns tend to be as changeable as winters, but are typically warmer. Spring, stabler akin to summer, is slightly drier than all the other seasons. Occurrence of radiation fog is common, causing several delays in early flights. Radiation fog is a type of fog that is caused by low humidity. ...


Demographics

People in Porto Alegre.
View of Porto Alegre.
Solar Palmeiro in Porto Alegre.

According to the IBGE of 2007, there were 4,100,000 people residing in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre. The population density was 2.905,3 inh./km². The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 3,300,500 White people (80.5%), 475,000 Brown (mixed) people (11.6%), 299,000 Black people (7.3%), 24,000 Asian or Amerindian people (0.6%).[5] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 540 pixelsFull resolution‎ (900 × 608 pixels, file size: 459 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 540 pixelsFull resolution‎ (900 × 608 pixels, file size: 459 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 649 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (990 × 914 pixels, file size: 590 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 649 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (990 × 914 pixels, file size: 590 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... White Brazilians make up 49. ... In Brazil, the Pardos are a mixture of Europeans, Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion, as used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in censuses since 1950. ... Afro-Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or mainly-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... Asian Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Asian descent. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ...


Porto Alegre is mostly composed of Brazilians of European descent. Its colonization started in the mid-18th century, mostly with the arrival of Portuguese colonists from the Azores Islands. From 1748 to 1756, 2,300 Azoreans were sent to the region by the King of Portugal to protect Southern Brazil from neighboring invaders.[6] For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Colonialism. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Portuguese) are an archipelago of Portuguese islands situated in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km from Lisbon and about 3,900 km from the east coast of North America. ... Year 1748 (MDCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The word Azorean can mean: From or related to the Azores The ethnic group of people who were born in the Azores or whose ancestors were born in the Azores The Azorean dialect of the Portugese language Categories: Languages | Ethnic groups ... Look up king in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The southern region of Brazil (Sul in portuguese) is characterized by its high standard of living, the highest in the country, as of 2004, the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul had an average of ~0. ...


These colonists, mostly composed of couples, established the city of Porto dos Casais (Port of the Couples), nowadays Porto Alegre. In 1775, 55% of Rio Grande do Sul's population was of Azorean Portuguese origin.[7] Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Porto Alegre was composed mainly of Azoreans and their African slaves until the first half of the 19th century. Nowadays, Blacks, Pardo people, who may also have some Amerindian ancestry compose, together, 17.1% of the city's population. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: slave Slave may refer to: Slavery, where people are owned by others, and live to serve their owners without pay Slave (BDSM), a form of sexual and consenual submission Slave clock, in technology, a clock or timer that synchrnonizes to a master clock... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Afro-Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or mainly-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... In Brazil, the Pardos are a mixture of Europeans, Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion, as used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in censuses since 1950. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ...


The first non-Portuguese people to settle Rio Grande do Sul were German immigrants. In 1824, the first immigrants from Germany arrived in Porto Alegre, but they were sent to what is now the city of São Leopoldo (28 km away). From 1824 to 1914, 50 thousand Germans arrived in Rio Grande do Sul.[8] Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... São Leopoldo is a Brazilian city located in the south state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management KM programming language KM Culture, Korean Movie Maker. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Most of them had rural communities in the interior of the State as their first destination. The large rural exodus in Brazil in the early 20th century brought many German-descendants to Porto Alegre and, nowadays, they compose a large percentage of the population. Rural exodus is a term used to describe the migratory patterns that normally occur in a region following the mechanisation of agriculture. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


The other largest group of immigrants who arrived in Porto Alegre are the Italians. They started immigrating to Brazil in 1875, mainly from the Northern Italian Veneto region.[9] As the Germans, Italians were also first sent to rural communities, mainly in the Serra Gaúcha region. After some decades, many of them started to migrate to other parts of Rio Grande do Sul, including Porto Alegre. 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Northern Italy comprises of two areas belonging to NUTS level 1: North-West (Nord-Ovest): Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria North-East (Nord-Est): Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Emilia-Romagna Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Aosta Valley are regions with a... Veneto is my fatherland. ... Waterfall in Parque do Caracol in Canela, part of the Serra Gaúcha The Serra Gaúcha, The Gaucho Mountain Range, is the mountainous region of northeastern Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. ... Net migration rates for 2006: positive (blue), negative (orange) and stable (green). ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ...


Minoritary communities of immigrants, such as Eastern Europeans from Poland and Ukraine; Arabs from Lebanon and Syria; Asians from Japan and Jews also made Porto Alegre their home. Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Eastern Europe is a concept that lacks one precise definition. ... An Arab Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Arab descent, sometimes including other non-Arabic Middle Eastern peoples. ... Asian Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Asian descent. ...


Economy

Sunset in Porto Alegre.

Located at the junction of five rivers, it has become an important alluvial port as well as one of the chief industrial and commercial centers in Brazil. With the advent of the Mercosul accord it should grow and prosper. Products of the rich agricultural and pastoral hinterland, such as soybeans, leather, canned beef, and rice, are exported from Porto Alegre to destinations as far away as Africa and Japan.[10] A composite image showing the terminator dividing night from day, running across Europe and Africa. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag of Mercosur Mercosur or Mercosul (Spanish: Mercado Común del Sur, Portuguese: Mercado Comum do Sul, English: Southern Common Market) is a trading zone among Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, founded in 1991. ... Soy redirects here. ... For other uses, see Leather (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ...

Downtown Porto Alegre at night.

Among the main business located in Porto Alegre we have VARIG, Gerdau, Ipiranga, Zaffari and RBS. Since last year, General Motors (GM) is operating in Gravataí - located in the Metropolitan Region. Also in this Region, but in Triunfo, there is a Petrochemical Pole, in Alvorada Dell Computers is establishing a plant. In the health sector, there two hospitals considered among the best in Latin America (Santa Casa and HPCA). Commerce is a very important economic activity, vith many malls (like Rua da Praia and Shopping Iguatemi). The Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre, directed to the production of shoes (around Novo Hamburgo) and to petrochemical industries, as well as services.[11] Varig Boeing 737-300 Varig (Viação Aérea RIo Grandense) is an airline owned by Gol Transportes Aéreos based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ... Gerdau S.A. is the largest producer of long steel in the Americas, with mills in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the United States and Uruguay. ... Paulista Museum, in Ipiranga district, crowded in the celebration of the Brazilian Independence Day Ipiranga is a historical borough located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, composed by the districts of Ipiranga, Cursino and Sacomã. The name Ipiranga comes from the river of the same name located in... RBS could refer to: Royal Bank of Scotland Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (analytical technique). ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation founded in 1908, and is headquartered in the United States. ... Dell, Inc. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... Petrochemicals are chemical products made from raw materials of petroleum (hydrocarbon) origin. ... This article is about a term used in economics. ...


The GDP for the city was R$ 27,977,351,000 (2005).[12] GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The per capita income for the city was R$ 19,582 (2005).[13] Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. But English and Spanish are part of the official high school curriculum. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Fachada da Faculdade de Biblioteconomia e comunicação da UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brasil. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,600 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 411 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Fachada da Faculdade de Biblioteconomia e comunicação da UFRGS, Porto Alegre, Brasil. ... The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS in shorthand) is among the largest federal universities of Brazil, where public universities are often among the most qualified institutions. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Educational institutions

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS in shorthand) is among the largest federal universities of Brazil, where public universities are often among the most qualified institutions. ... The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS in shorthand) is the largest private university of Brazil, and is the first university founded by the order of the Marist Brothers[4]. Its main campus is located in...

Culture

Museums

Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art – MARGS

Main article: Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art
St. Francis Xavier, XVIIIth century. Museu Júlio de Castilhos

With an eclectic style, the building was designed by German architect Theo Wiederspahn. Originally it was the headquarters of the Fiscal Surveillance Agency of the Federal Revenue Office. Nowadays, it hosts the largest public collection of art works in Rio Grande do Sul, many of which were created by renowned local, national, and foreign artists. The internal spaces are illuminated through stained glass windows embellishing the major hall ceiling. The building became a historic landmark by the National Historic Site Office in 1983 and it is at Alfândega Plaza, Downtown. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 319 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (639 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 428 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 319 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (639 × 1,200 pixels, file size: 428 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Eclecticism is a kind of mixed style in the fine arts: the borrowing of a variety of styles from different sources and combining them (Hume 2003, p. ... Strictly speaking, stained glass is glass that has been painted with silver stain and then fired. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ...


Júlio de Castilhos Museum

Main article: Júlio de Castilhos Museum

Created in 1903, being the oldest museum in the state. Its collection comprises thousands of pieces related to the local history, from Indian relics to objects and iconography about the War of Tatters and the War of the Triple Alliance, including an important section showing fine scupltures from the Jesuitic Reductions. Year 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Combatants Rio-Grandense Republic Empire of Brazil Commanders Bento Gonçalves da Silva Antônio de Souza Netto Giuseppe Garibaldi General Lima e Silva War of Tatters (in Portuguese: Guerra dos Farrapos, Revolução Farroupilha) was a Republican uprising that began in the southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and... Combatants Paraguay Uruguay, Argentina, Empire of Brazil Commanders Francisco Solano López † José E. Díaz Pedro II of Brazil Duke of Caxias Bartolomé Mitre Venancio Flores Strength at the beginning of the war ca. ... Reductions were colonies settled by the Jesuits in the Tupi-Guarani areas of Brazil and Spanish America in order to civilise and cathequise the Indians. ...


Joaquim José Felizardo Museum


An important museum with a large collection of archaeological artifacts and fotographies of Porto Alegre's old times. Its historical building, dating from 1845-55, is one of the few intact relics of colonial architecture inside the modern urban environment. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Rio Grande do Sul Memorial


Showing a huge collection of documents, maps, objects, prints and other items related to the state's history. Its building, designed by Theodor Wiederspahn, is one of the finest examples of eclectic architecture in the city.


Events

Bookfair.
  • World Social Forum: At several occasions (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005) the World Social Forum has been hosted in Porto Alegre.
  • Latin American Handicraft Fair: At various times, the handiwork of over countries is displayed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Expointer: Between August and September of each year, an agribusiness fair is held in Esteio.
  • Farroupilha Week: this cultural celebration takes place in mid September with parades, food and musical exhibitions.
  • Bookfair: Held each November at Praça da Alfândega.

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Infrastructure

International Airport

Salgado Filho International Airport serves flights operated by major Brazilian airlines to many areas in Brazil and other South American countries. Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is the airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA: POA, ICAO: SBPA) is the airport in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Port

The Port of Porto Alegre is situated in the Eastern margin of lake Guaíba. Its geographical position enables a permanent traffic between Porto Alegre and Buenos Aires, transporting steel-industry products and mainly agricultural produce. For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


Metro

Porto Alegre Metro.
Bus in Porto Alegre.
Bus station in Porto Alegre.

The metro is operated jointly by the federal government, the state government of Rio Grande do Sul and the city of Porto Alegre through the company Trensurb (Company of Urban Trains of Porto Alegre) and has 17 stations, totaling 42 km (26 mi) of extension, carrying about 130 thousand users a day. Image File history File links 0226. ... Image File history File links 0226. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,280 × 960 pixels, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,280 × 960 pixels, file size: 268 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ...


Highways

The capital city of the "gauchos" is connected to BR-290 and BR-116 federal highways, thus enabling the link with other Brazilian States as well as with Uruguay and Argentina. This article describes the South American cattle herder. ...


Tourism and recreation

Porto Alegre City Hall.
Central Public Market.

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Piratini Palace.

The seat of State Government, its construction begun in 1896 after a project by Affonso Hebert, but soon the plan was changed and another project was designed by Maurice Gras, which was erected from 1909 on, and completed only towards the 70's. It shows a blend of baroque and neoclassical features inspired after the french palace Petit Trianon, with rich inner decorations and furniture, and a big garden behind the main building. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 424 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 795 pixels, file size: 790 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 424 pixelsFull resolution (1500 × 795 pixels, file size: 790 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Petit Trianon, Versailles The Petit Trianon, situated at a short distance from the Grand Trianon in Versailles, France, was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel by order of Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and was constructed between 1762-1768. ...

Monument to the Azoreans.
Porto Alegre seen from the Guaíba Lake.
Farroupilha Park.
Museum of paleontology showing a thecodont.

Tourism palaeontological - Although Porto Alegre is not in the region of Paleorrota, has the largest number of paleontologists of Rio Grande do Sul. The city has a large number of museums, and the UFRGS as a center for the study of paleontology and there can see the animals of Triassic. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,000 × 599 pixels, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,000 × 599 pixels, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 329 pixelsFull resolution (950 × 391 pixel, file size: 153 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 329 pixelsFull resolution (950 × 391 pixel, file size: 153 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 375 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,173 × 550 pixels, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) --E2m 02:49, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 375 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,173 × 550 pixels, file size: 221 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) --E2m 02:49, 18 Jan 2005 (UTC) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixels, file size: 462 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixels, file size: 462 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Thecodont (socket-toothed reptile), is a catch-all (paraphyletic) group, now considered an obsolete term, that was formerly used to describe a group of the earliest archosaurs that lived during the Permian and Triassic periods. ... Region of Paleorrota. ... A paleontologist carefully chips rock from a column of dinosaur vertebrae. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS in shorthand) is among the largest federal universities of Brazil, where public universities are often among the most qualified institutions. ... The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 251 to 199 Ma (million years ago). ...


We can see Rhynchosaur, thecodonts, exaeretodons, Staurikosaurus, Guaibasaurus, Saturnalia tupiniquim, Sacisaurus, Unaysaurus and many others. Genera Mesosuchus Howesia Stenaulorhynchys Rhynchosaurus Otischalia Isalorhynchus Hyperodepedon Rhynchosaurs were a group of unusual Triassic diapsid reptiles related to the archosaurs. ... Thecodont (socket-toothed reptile), is a catch-all (paraphyletic) group, now considered an obsolete term, that was formerly used to describe a group of the earliest archosaurs that lived during the Permian and Triassic periods. ... Species (type species)  ? Bonaparte, 1962  ? (Huene, 1935-42 (originally Traversodon)) Abdala, Barbarena, and Dornelles, 2002  ? Chatterjee, 1982  ? (Bonaparte, 1963 (originally Proexaeretodon)) Exaeretodon is a genus of traversodontid cynodont; several species are known, from various formations. ... Staurikosaurus is a genus of dinosaurs. ... Guaibasaurus (Guaiba Lizard) was a Herrerasaur from Triassic South America. ... Binomial name Saturnalia tupiniquim Langer, Abdala, Richter & Benton, 1999 Saturnalia is a very early sauropodomorph dinosaur, from the Carnian faunal stage of the late Triassic (227. ... Binomial name Sacisaurus agudoensis Ferigolo and Langer, 2003 Sacisaurus, from the Portuguese sacissauro, may have been an ornithischian dinosaur, or a more basal dinosaur relative, that lived in the south of Brazil 220 million years ago, in the Triassic period [1]. It is the 13th dinosaur discovered in Brazil. ... Binomial name Unaysaurus tolentinoi Leal, Azevodo, Kellner, & da Rosa, 2004 Unaysaurus tolentinoi is one of the oldest dinosaurs every known. ...


Sports

Soccer is a passion of the people from Porto Alegre. There is a big rivalry between two socer teams, Sport Club Internacional, funded in 1909; and Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, funded in 1903. The regional championship is usually won by one of these teams. The confrontation between Internacional and Grêmio is known as Gre-Nal. Template:Minidesambiguação {{DadosClubeFutebol image = [[Image:SC internacional. ... Gremio redirects here. ... The biggest rivalry in South Brazil, Internacional versus Grêmio is the clash between the main forces of southern soccer - this derby is called Gre-Nal and the hatred between these two clubs can only be compared to the rivalry between argentinians Boca and River in South America. ...


Porto Alegre is one of the 18 remaining candidates to host games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, for which Brazil is the only South American bidder. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil[1] and will be the 20th FIFA World Cup. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Sister Cities

The Sister Cities of Porto Alegre are: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Notable people

Football player Ronaldinho was born in Porto Alegre.

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Adriana Calcanhotto Adriana Calcanhotto (born 1965 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian singer/instrumentist. ... Alex Klein is an oboist who began his musical studies in his native Brazil at the age of nine, and made his solo orchestral debut the following year. ... This article is about the Manchester United player. ... Manchester Uniteds emblem Manchester United F.C. (often abbreviated to Man United or just Man U, pronounced man-yoo) is an English football club based at Old Trafford in Greater Manchester. ... Daiane Garcia dos Santos (born on February 10, 1983 in Porto Alegre) is Brazils most successful female gymnast ever. ... Diogo Augusto Pacheco da Fontoura, nickname Rincón (born on April 18, 1980 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul) is a professional Brazillian football player. ... FC Dynamo Kyiv (Ukrainian: ФК Динамо Київ, formerly Dinamo Kiev) is the main professional football club in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. ... Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, known simply as Elis Regina (March 17, 1945 – January 19, 1982) was a singer of Brazilian popular music who achieved great success and recognition during her lifetime. ... Ernesto Beckmann Geisel, pron. ... Humberto Gessinger (born Porto Alegre, December 24, 1963) is the singer and bassist of the famous Brazilian band Engenheiros do Hawaii. ... Isaac Karabtchevsky, is a Brazilian conductor and musician of international fame. ... João Derly Nunes Jr. ... Jorge Furtado (born June 9, 1959, in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul), is a Brazilian film writer and director. ... Luís Carlos Prestes Luís Carlos Prestes (January 3, 1898 – March 7, 1990) was the leader of the 1920s tenente rebellion and the Communist opposition to the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. ... Érico Veríssimo (1905-1975), was a Brazilian writer born in Rio Grande do Sul. ... Luís Fernando Veríssimo (Born in September 26, 1936, Porto Alegre) is one of the greatest modern Brazilian writer born in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, son of another famous writer, Erico Verissimo, and one of the most famous Brazilian columnists. ... Mario de Miranda Quintana (July 30, 1906—May 5, 1994), was a Brazilian writer. ... Moacyr Jaime Scliar, a Brazilian writer and physician, was born in the Jewish quarter of Porto Alegre, in the Southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul in 1937. ... Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980 in Porto Alegre) is a Brazilian footballer, commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (due to his being from the Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil), or simply Ronaldinho. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Emerson Augusto Thome (born March 30, 1972) is a Brazilian football player who last played for Vissel Kobe. ... Sheffield Wednesday are a football club in the English Football League. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Luiz Adriano de Souza da Silva or simply Luiz Adriano (born April 12, 1987, in Porto Alegre), is a Brazilian striker who plays for FC Shakhtar Donetsk. ... FC Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukrainian: Russian: ) is a Ukrainian professional football club, playing in the city of Donetsk, the capital of Donetsk region. ...

Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods of Porto Alegre are geographical divisions of the city. There is no devolution of administrative powers to neighborhoods, although there are several neighborhoods associations devoted to improve their own standards of living. Porto Alegre has nowadays 78 official distinguished neighborhoods and 4 territories.

See also: Neighborhoods of Porto Alegre

Below is a list of the 78 bairros (neighborhoods) and four territories of Porto Alegre, Brazil. ...

See also

  • List of Hills of Porto Alegre

Hills make up some 24% of Porto Alegres area. ...

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Motto: Pax et Labore Location of Aracaju Coordinates: , Country Region State Sergipe Founded 1592 Incorporated (as capital) March 17, 1855 Government  - Mayor Edvaldo Nogueira (PC do B) Elevation 4. ... Flag of Sergipe See other Brazilian States Capital Aracaju Largest City Aracaju Area 21,994 km² Population   - Total   - Density 1. ... For the fortress and governors mansion in Puerto Rico, see La Fortaleza. ... Flag of Ceará See other Brazilian States Capital Fortaleza Largest City Fortaleza Area 148,016 km² Population   - Total   - Density 6,500,000 43. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Paraiba Country Region State Paraíba Incorporated 5 August 1585 Government  - Mayor Ricardo Coutinho (PSB) Area  - Total 210,45 km² (81,25 sq mi) Elevation 40 m (131 ft) Population (2005)[1]  - Total 672. ... Flag of Paraíba See other Brazilian States Capital João Pessoa Largest City João Pessoa Area 56. ... Maceió (Mah-say-oh) is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state Alagoas in Brazil. ... Capital (and largest city) Maceió Demonym Alagoano Government  -  Governor Teotônio Vilela Filho  -  Vice Governor José Wanderley Neto Area  -  Total 27. ... Nickname: Location of Natal Country Region State Rio Grande do Norte Founded 25 December 1599 Government  - Mayor Carlos Eduardo(PSB) Area  - City 170. ... Capital (and largest city) Natal Demonym Potiguar or Norte-rio-grandense Government  -  Governor Wilma de Faria  -  Vice Governor Iberê Paiva Ferreira de Souza Area  -  Total 52. ... Nickname: Motto: lucea omnibus Latin: That it may shine on all (Matthew 5:15) Location of Recife Country Brazil Region State Pernambuco Founded March 12, 1537 Incorporated (as village) 1709 Incorporated (as city) 1823 Government  - Mayor João Paulo Lima e Silva (PT) Area  - City 218 km² (84. ... Capital (and largest city) Recife Demonym Pernambucano Government  -  Governor Eduardo Campos  -  Vice Governor João Lyra Neto Area  -  Total 98. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic illa ad arcam reversa est (And thus the dove returned to the ark) Location of Salvador Country Brazil Region State Bahia Founded 29 March 1549 Government  - Mayor João Henrique Carneiro (PMDB) Area  - Total 706 km² (272. ... Capital (and largest city) Salvador Demonym Baiano Government  -  Governor Jacques Wagner  -  Vice Governor Edmundo Pereira Santos Area  -  Total 564. ... São Luís is the capital of the state of Maranhão, Brazil. ... Maranhão is one of the states of Brazil in the north-eastern region. ... Teresina (formerly written Theresina) is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Piauí and the only inland capital in the northeastern region of the country. ... Capital (and largest city) Teresina Demonym Piauiense Government  -  Governor Wellington Dias  -  Vice Governor Wilson Martins Area  -  Total 251. ... The Center-West region is composed of the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul; along with Distrito Federal (Federal District), where Brazils national capital, Brasília, is situated. ... Nickname: Motto: Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo(Portuguese) Power, prosperity and altruism Location in Brazil Country Region State Mato Grosso do Sul Founded 1899 Government  - Mayor Nelson Trad Filho (PMDB) Area  - City 8,110 km²  (3,131. ... Capital (and largest city) Campo Grande Demonym Sul-mato-grossense or Mato-grossense-do-sul Government  -  Governor André Puccinelli  -  Vice Governor Murilo Zauith Area  -  Total 357. ... Coordinates: , Country Region State Mato Grosso Government  - Mayor Wilson Santos PSDB Area  - City 3,538 km²  (1,366 sq mi) Elevation 165 m (541 ft) Population (2000)  - City 542,861  - Density 153. ... Capital (and largest city) Cuiabá Demonym Mato-grossense Government  -  Governor Blairo Maggi  -  Vice Governor Silval da Cunha Barbosa Area  -  Total 903. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Goiás. ... Capital (and largest city) Goiânia Demonym Goiano Government  -  Governor Alcides Rodrigues  -  Vice Governor Ademir Menezes Area  -  Total 340. ... The Southeast Region of Brazil is composed by the states of Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. ... Nickname: Motto: Location of Belo Horizonte Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Minas Gerais Founded 1901 Incorporated (as city) December 12, 1897 Government  - Mayor Fernando da Mata Pimentel (PT) Area  - City 330. ... Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ... This article is about the Brazilian city. ... Anthem November 15th Capital (and largest city) Rio de Janeiro Demonym Fluminense Government  -  Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho  -  Vice Governor Luís Fernando de Sousa Area  -  Total 43,696. ... This article is about the city. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... For other uses, see Vitoria (disambiguation). ... Motto Trabalha e Confia (Portuguese) Work and Trust [in God] Capital Vitória Largest city Vila Velha Demonym Capixaba or Espiritossantense Government  -  Governor Paulo Hartung  -  Vice Governor Ricardo Ferraço Area  -  Total 46. ... The Southern Region of Brazil is one of the five administrative regions of Brazil. ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade da gente (Our City) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Capital (and largest city) Curitiba Demonym Paranaense Government  -  Governor Roberto Requião  -  Vice Governor Orlando Pessuti Area  -  Total 281. ... Nickname: Location of Florianópolis Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Santa Catarina Founded March 23, 1726 Government  - Mayor Dario Elias Berger (PMDB) Area  - City 436. ... Capital Florianópolis Largest city Joinville Demonym Catarinense or Barriga-verde Government  -  Governor Luiz Henrique  -  Vice Governor Leonel Pavan Area  -  Total 95. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ... Agudo is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. ... Alegrete is a town and a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, South of Brazil. ... Alvorada is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, adjacent to the city of Porto Alegre. ... Araricá is a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Aratiba is the 117° Municipal district created in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... For other uses, see Arroio Grande (disambiguation). ... Augusto Pestana is a Brazilian city in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Bagé is a town and a municipality in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Barra do Quarai is a small Brasilian town located near the border with Uruguay. ... Bossoroca is a municipality of the [western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Completed Translation ----- Caçapava do Sul Caçapava do Sul ---- (more info) Stage 4 : Completed Translation (How-to) comment here tc 14:32, 3 May 2007 (UTC) A city in Brazil with reasonable large population, and was a regional capital Anthony Baldwin 100%   [URL date] Húsönd 100%   Join... Cacequi is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country Region State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1820 Government  - Mayor Marlon Arator Santos da Rosa (DEM) Area  - City 3. ... Cachoeirinha City Information Country Brazil State Rio Grande do Sul Foundation May 15th 1966 Mayor José Luís Stédile Area 44 km² (2004) Population 117. ... Caibaté (Portuguese meaning Saint Nicholas) is a municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Motto: 09-10 Campina das Missões 1963 Coordinates: Country Brazil Region South State Rio Grande do Sul Settled 1902 Incorporated 1963 Government  - Mayor Melchior Mallmann (PT) Area  - City 227. ... Campo Bom is a town located in the valley of the Sinos River, in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Waterfall in Parque do Caracol in Canela Canela (pop. ... Canguçu (population: 51,447) is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, south Brazil. ... Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Coordinates: Country Brazil Region South State Rio Grande do Sul Established June 27, 1939 Government  - Mayor Marcos Antônio Ronchetti (PSDB) Area  - City 131. ... Capão do Leão (Portuguese meaning the big stream) is a small Brazilian town in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Carazinho is a city located 284 km from Porto Alegre, in the northwest portion of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... The Maria Fumaça steam locomotive at the Bento Gonçalves train station - the train runs between Bento Gonçalves and Carlos Barbosa with a stop in Garibaldi Carlos Barbosa is a city in the wine country in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. ... Catuípe is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Called Monumento ao Imigrante, was made with stones in 1950 to commemorate the 75º anniversary of the italian colonization São Pelegrinos Church has the most important masterworks of the italian painter Aldo Locatelli. ... Cerrito is a small Brazilian town in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Cerro Largo is a municipality in the northwestern part of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Sul State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1997 Government  - Mayor Hamilton Silvério Loys (PFL) Area  - City 203 km²  (78. ... Derrubadas is a region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Dezesseis de Novembro (Portuguese meaning November 14) is a municipality of the weswestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Entre-Ijuís is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Erechim is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Esteio is a town located in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre (States capital) metropolitan region. ... Eugénio de Castro with the e accented is also a a Portuguese writer Eugênio de Castro is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... City Catedral Official Name: Frederico Westphalen State: Rio Grande do Sul Country: Brazil Total area: 264,5 Km² Average altitude: 522 m Population: 26. ... </gallery> Garibaldi, Rio Grande do Sul The Maria Fumaça steam locomotive at the Bento Gonçalves train station - the train passes through Garibaldi Garibaldi is a town in Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil. ... For other uses, see Garruchos. ... Giruá is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... One of the Gramado City entry gates ingeniously decorated for Christmas with plastic poinsettias Rio Grande do Sul State Road RS-235 within Gramado city limits - the road is lined by blue hydrangea flowers Gramado is a small touristic town to the southeast of Caxias do Sul and east of... Gravataí is a city near Porto Alegre at the Rio Grande do Sul State. ... Guaíba is a Brazilian city that lies on the opposite side of the Guaíba river from Porto Alegre. ... Herval is a small Brazilian town in the southern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Belo Horizonte is the capital of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. ... Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Coordinates: , Country Region State Rio Grande do Sul Emanciped 1964-06-01 Government  - Mayor elir Domingo Giradi (PTB) Area [1]  - Total 136. ... Imbé is a small city in the coastline of Rio Grande do Sul state, the southermost state of Brazil, 120 km east of Porto Alegre. ... Geograpichal divisions of Rio Grande do Sul. ... For other uses, see Independência. ... Inhacorá is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Itacurubi is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Itapuca is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Itaqui is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, located near the Argentinian border, by the Uruguay River, in the southwestern part of the state, between Uruguaiana and São Borja. ... Jaguarão is a town in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande Do Sul located on the shores of the Jaguarao River bordering Uruguay. ... Lajeado is the capital of the Taquari Valley. It was founded in 1891 and its located on the right bank of the Taquari River. ... Lavras do Sul is a small Brazilian town in the southwestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Maçambara is a small Brazilian town in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Manoel Viana is a small Brazilian town in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Mata is a town in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. ... Montenegro is a city and municipality of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 59. ... Morro Redondo (Portuguese meaning the big stream) is a small Brazilian town in the southeastwern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Example of German influence in the citys architecture. ... Nickname: Capital Nacional do Basalto Geographical subdivisions of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Novo Hamburgo is a city in the southernmost Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Osório is a city in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. ... É uma cidade de aproximadamente 35 mil habitantes, localizada a 380km de Porto Alegre. ... Nickname: Motto: Better every day Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Coordinates: Country Brazil Region South State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1827 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Mayor Airton Lângaro Dipp Area  - City 780 km²  (301. ... For other uses, see Osório. ... Nickname: Location in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Coordinates: , Country Region State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1812 Incorporated 1832 (town)   1835 (city) Government  - Mayor Adolfo Antônio Fetter Jr. ... For other uses, see Pinhal. ... Pirapó is a municipality of the weswestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Quarai is a small Brazilian town located near the border with Uruguay on the Rio Quaraí . It has a population of 24,987 (2005). ... See also: Quevedo Quevedos is a municipality of the west-central part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Nickname: Noiva do Mar Location of Rio Grande Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Sul State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1737 City status 1835 Mayor Janir Branco (PMDB) Area    - City 2,813. ... Rio Pardo is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. ... Roque Gonzales is a town and municipality located in the northwestern region of the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, not very far from Argentina which is located to the west, across the Uruguay River. ... Rosário do Sul is a small Brazilian town in the southwestern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... São João Batista Cathedral in front of Getúlio Vargas Square in Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Santa Cruz do Sul Oktoberfest 2003 logo Oktoberfest 2003 Queens in Santa Cruz do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Santa Cruz do Sul is a city... City Seal Santa Maria is a city in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil. ... Santa Rosa is a town in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, located at latitude 27º5215 and longitude 54º2853 at a height of 277 meters above sea level. ... Coordinates: , Country Region State Rio Grande do Sul Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor Cláudio Fernando Brayer Pereira (PT) Area  - City 5,244 km²  (2,024. ... Obelisk of the Praça Internacional, at the Fronteira da Paz, cities of Santana do Livramento (Brasil and Rivera (Uruguay). ... For other uses, see Santiago. ... The Cathedral Angelopolitana in Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul - the cathedral was built in the 1920s on the same spot as the Santo Ângelo reduction built by Jesuits and the Guarani in the 18th century - the Cathedral is modeled after the ancient São Miguel das Missões mission... For other uses, see Santo Antônio (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Santo Antônio (disambiguation). ... São Borja is a city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul Categories: Cities in Brazil ... Location of São Domingos do Sul São Domingos do Sul is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... São Francisco de Assis is a small Brazilian town in the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... São Francisco de Paula is a city located in the Serra Gaúcha of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... São Leopoldo is a Brazilian city located in the south state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... São Lourenço do Sul is a Brazilian town in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... For other uses, see São Luís. ... Façade of São Miguel das Missões Interior view of the ruins of São Miguel das Missões Movie still from The Mission - the set recreates what São Miguel das Missões may have looked like in the 18th century São Miguel das Missões... For other uses, see São Nicolau (disambiguation). ... São Sebastião do Caí is a city near to Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Sapiranga has a population of circa 70,000 inhabitants. ... Sapucaia do Sul is a municipality in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... For other uses, see Filho. ... Soledade is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Tapes is a small city in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. ... Taquara is a municipality in Brazil, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, 72 km from Porto Alegre. ... Tenente Portela is a city in the north-west region of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil, with an estimated population of 13,657 inhabitants. ... Beach in the city of Torres, Rio Grande do Sul. ... Três Coroas is a municipality in Brazil, located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Três de Maio is a Brazilian municipalty in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. ... Tupanciretã is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Ubiretama is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Unistalda is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... Uruguaiana is an important city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul Categories: Brazil geography stubs | Cities in Brazil ... Venâncio Aires is a city in southern Brazil. ... Viamão is a city in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ... For other uses, see Vista Alegre. ... Vista Alegre do Prata (lit. ... Vitória das Missões is a municipality of the western part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. ...

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Porto Alegre is the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul and the biggest urban agglomeration of south Brazil.
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Porto Alegre is the most important industrial center in southern Brazil, and a key city for Mercosul.
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