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Rio Grande do Norte
Flag of Rio Grande do Norte Coat of arms of Rio Grande do Norte
Location of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil
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 52.796,791 km² (22th)
Population
 -  2006 estimate 3.006.273 (17th)
 -  2005 census 3.003.087 
 -  Density 51.98 /km² (10th)
GDP 2004 estimate
 -  Total R$ 13.897.768 (18th)
 -  Per capita R$ 5.967 (18th)
HDI (2000) 0.705 (medium) (18th)
Abbreviation BR-RN
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 -  Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

Rio Grande do Norte (pron. IPA: [xiu 'gɾɐ̃.di du 'nɔx.ti] [1]) is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northeastern part of the country, on the edge of the South American continent. Image File history File links Bandeira_do_Rio_Grande_do_Norte. ... Image File history File links Brasão_do_Rio_Grande_do_Norte. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Natal is a former British colony, and a South African province. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 10,000 km² and 100,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into States of Brazil. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (2006). ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Brazil cover 1 Federal District and 26 states. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... Look up pronunciation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...

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Geography

Rio Grande do Norte is dominated by its coastline. The state is famed for its beaches and sand dunes, and the air is, according to NASA, the cleanest in South America. For other uses, see Beach (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sand formations, for other meanings see Dune (disambiguation) Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ... This article is about the American space agency. ...


Two climates predominate: humid tropical, in the oriental littoral, and semi-arid, in the remaining (most part) of the State (including the North coast). It is worthy noticing that, unlike other States of the Brazilian northeast (namely: Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia), Rio Grande do Norte lacks the transition zone called agreste; the main reason for this is that those States share a large mountain chain called Serra da Borborema (which runs parallel to the coast and physically separates the humid coast from the dry sertao), and this chain enters just a few dozen miles into Rio Grande do Norte. A littoral is the region near the shoreline of a body of fresh or salt water. ... The Borborema Plateau (Portuguese Planalto do Borborema, also known as the Serra do Borborema) is a plateau in northeastern Brazil which extends across the states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, and Rio Grande do Norte. ...


The rainforest which once covered most of Brazil's coast had its northern end in the south of Rio Grande do Norte; the area north of Natal, the capital, is under dunes, a kind of formation associated with semi-arid climate.

Dunas Park.
Dunas Park.

The semi-arid climate is characterized not only by the low level but also the irregularity of rainfall; often years go by with no or very little rain; most of the interior of the State is part of the Polygon of Droughts (an area which receives special attention from the federal government). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dune. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 293 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dune. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


There are also many mangroves in the state, and the interior is dominated by rainforest. Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal. ... The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia. ...


Rocas Atoll in the Atlantic Ocean, 260 km Northeast of Natal, also belongs to the state of Rio Grande do Norte. Rocas Atoll ( Atol das Rocas) is an atoll in the Atlantic Ocean at location 03°52′S 33°49′W. It is part of Rio Grande do Norte state, Brazil. ... Via Costeira, Natal. ...


History

Alberto Maranhão theatre.
Alberto Maranhão theatre.
The Prefeitura (city hall). This building inspired the colour scheme used for the entrance to the Santuário Ecológico, in nearby Pipa.
The Prefeitura (city hall). This building inspired the colour scheme used for the entrance to the Santuário Ecológico, in nearby Pipa.
Old cathedral.

The first European to reach the region may have been the Spaniard Alonso de Ojeda in 1499. The northeastern tip of South America, cape São Roque, 20 miles to the north of Natal, was first officially visited by European navigators in 1501, in the 1501-1502 Portuguese expedition led by Amerigo Vespucci, who named the spot after the saint of the day. The Vespucci expedition also named the Potengi (Tupi-Guarani for "River of Shrimps") river, whose considerably large mouth contrasted with the nearby bodies of water, "Rio Grande" (Portuguese for "Great River"), after which the Captaincy, Province, and State were named. For decades thereafter, no permanent European settlement was established in the area, inhabited by the Potiguar tribe. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (820 × 615 pixel, file size: 109 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 (820 × 615 pixel, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 911 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Natal, Brazil ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 911 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Natal, Brazil ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Natal - Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação (Catedral velha). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 202 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Natal - Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Apresentação (Catedral velha). ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... 1499 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1501 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is in need of attention. ...


In the 16th century (between 1535 and 1598), it was explored by French pirates in search for brazilwood. In 1598, the Portuguese built the Forte dos Reis Magos and, in the following year, founded the city of Natal. Rasing cattle and sugarcane plantation lifted the local development and economy. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... pie is nice Year 1535 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Events January 7 - Boris Godunov seizes the throne of Russia following the death of his brother-in-law, Tsar Feodor I. April 13 - Edict of Nantes - Henry IV of France grants French Huguenots equal rights with Catholics. ... Brazilwood is a common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (Pulse family) whose wood yields a red dye called brazilein. ... Nickname: Location of Natal Country Region State Rio Grande do Norte Founded 25 December 1599 Government  - Mayor Carlos Eduardo(PSB) Area  - City 170. ...


In 1633, the area became a battleground between the expansionistic Portuguese, seeking to take more land for their Brazilian territories, and the Dutch, who gained a foothold in South America. Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ...


After a short period of peace and prosperity in Olinda and Recife, the sugar prices went down in the market of Amsterdam and the region entered into a serious economic crisis. The economical problems lead the Portuguese settlers and native Brazilians to revolt against the Dutch in what is known today as the massacres of Cunhaú and Uruaçu.


The religious confrontations (the Portuguese-Brazilian Catholicism and the Dutch Calvinism), Portugal's restoration of the throne in 1640 and the reconquest of Maranhão in 1643 lead the Portuguese-Brazilians to the 1645 uprising, lead by André Vidal de Negreiros and João Fernandes Vieira. The governor of Bahia promised new Portuguese troops, but most of the rebels were Africans and Amerindians. In 1654, the Dutch were finally cast out. Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... // Events January 21 - Abel Tasman discovers Tonga February 6 - Abel Tasman discovers the Fiji islands. ... // Events January 10 - Archbishop Laud executed on Tower Hill, London. ... Flag of Bahia See other Brazilian States Capital Salvador Largest City Salvador Area 564 273 km² Population   - Total   - Density 13 070 250 23. ... Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. ...


During World War II, Rio Grande do Norte was used as an Allied airbase from which to launch air raids on German-occupied North Africa. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Look up ally in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Strategic bombing is a military strategem used in a total war style campaign that attempts to destroy the economic ability of a nation-state to wage war. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ...


In 1964, Latin America's first space launch site was constructed in Rio Grande do Norte; Barreira do Inferno (Hell's Barrier), which is often referred to as the "Brazilian NASA". Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... 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. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space, both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft. ... For other uses, see Hell (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American space agency. ...


Demographics

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 718 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Patrick. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 718 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Patrick. ... Natal is a former British colony, and a South African province. ...

Ethnic groups

According to the IBGE of 2006, there were 3.006.273 people residing in the state. The population density was 51.98 inh./km². The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 1.112.321 million White people (37.0%), 1.803.763 million Pardo (Brown) people (60.0%), 72 thousand Black people (2.9%), 3 thousand Asian or Amerindian people (0.1%).[2] 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 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the color. ... For other uses, see Pardo (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ...


The majority of the Whites of the state is of Portuguese descent. The Pardos are a mixture of Europeans with the Blacks and Amerindians, varying of clear to dark, being able to have a yellowish or brown skin. The Blacks are of African descent. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Pardos was the catepan of Italy briefly in 1042 following the short term of the brilliant George Maniaches. ... The European peoples are the various nations and ethnic groups of Europe. ... Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ... Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


Source: PNAD.


Economy

Forte dos Reis Magos, in Natal.
Luís da Câmara Cascudo.
Luís da Câmara Cascudo.

Historically, Rio Grande do Norte has relied upon sugar and cattle for its livelihood. However, since the 1980s, the state government has realised that tourism is a lucrative industry, and more money is being poured into the construction of tourist resorts, and restoring colonial buildings in major cities. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 128 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 (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 128 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 (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 805 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Natal - Casarão de Luís da Câmara Cascudo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 805 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Natal - Casarão de Luís da Câmara Cascudo. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ...


Fruit is also grown in Rio Grande do Norte, with the state supplying 70% of Brazil's melons, and the state is famed for its mango and cashew fields. The world's largest cashew tree is located in the state; it has a circumference of 500 centimetres and occupies an area of 7,300cm², making it 70 times the size of average cashew trees. For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Melon (disambiguation). ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera... Binomial name L. The Cashew (Anacardium occidentale; syn. ... The circumference is the distance around a closed curve. ...


Other cities include:

  • Açu
  • Angicos
  • Apodi
  • Ceará-Mirim
  • Currais Novos
  • Parnamirim
  • Japi
  • Mossoró
  • Caicó
  • São Fernando

See also: Map of Rio Grande do Norte showing Açu. ... Parnamirim is a city in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. ... Japi is a municipality/county in the state of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. ... Mossoró is a city of Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. ... Map of the state of Rio Grande do Norte, showing Caicó Caicó is a municipality located in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. ... São Fernando is a small municipality located in the Rio Grande do Norte state, mainly bordered and supplied by Caicó. The population is 3,234 people (2000 Census). ...

Municipalities of Brazil This article is about the municipalities of Brazil. ...

Education

Portuguese language is the official language of schools. But English language and Spanish language are part of the official high school curriculum. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 952 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Patrick. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 952 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Copyright © 2005 Patrick. ... Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) is a public Brazilian university funded by the Brazilian federal government, located in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. ... Natal is a former British colony, and a South African province. ... Portuguese (  or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal from the Latin spoken by romanized Celtiberians about 1000 years ago. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Colleges and universities

  • Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte(UFRN);
  • Estate's University of Rio Grande do Norte (UERN);
  • Universidade Potiguar (UnP);
  • and many others.

Culture

Saint John's Day

Fireworks in Saint John Festival.
Fireworks in Saint John Festival.

Festa Junina was introduced to Northeastern Brazil by the Portuguese for whom St John's day (also celebrated as Midsummer Day in several European countries), on the 24th of June, is one of the oldest and most popular celebrations of the year. Differently, of course, from what happens on the European Midsummer Day, the festivities in Brazil do not take place during the summer solstice but during the tropical winter solstice. The festivities traditionally begin after the 12th of June, on the eve of St Anthony's day, and last until the 29th, which is Saint Peter's day. During these fifteen days, there are bonfires, fireworks, and folk dancing in the streets. Once exclusively a rural festivity, today, in Brazil, it is largely a city festival during which people joyfully and theatrically mimic peasant stereotypes and cliches in a spirit of joke and good time. Typical refreshments and dishes are served. It should be noted that, like during Carnival, these festivities involve costumes-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing, heavy drinking, and visual spectacles (fireworks display and folk dancing). Like what happens on Midsummer and St John's Day in Europe, bonfires are a central part of these festivities in Brazil. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saints day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... Illumination of Earth by the sun on the northern hemisphere summer solstice The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the northern hemisphere winter solstice Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the southern hemisphere winter solstice In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ...


Carnival

The four-day period before Lent leading up to Ash Wednesday is carnival time in Brazil. Rich and poor alike forget their cares as they party in the streets. This article describes the festival season. ...


Infrastructure

International airport

Located virtually at sea level (169 feet), with favorable weather and geographic conditions, Augusto Severo International Airport in Parnamirim is 18 kilometers from Natal (RN). It takes its name from Augusto Severo de Albuquerque Maranhão, a native son of that state who died in an accident in France in 1902. The airport has a total area of 11.3 thousand square meters and capacity for 1.2 million passengers a year. The installations and passenger terminals are air conditioned with equipment that can put out 630 tons of cooled air. With an area of 5.5 million square meters, the airport complex operates with 16,482 square meters of passenger and cargo terminals and administrative and maintenance installations. There are 6,224 meters of runways and 61.5 square meters of apron space, providing connections from the greater Natal region to the main centers of the world. The airport is the only one in the Northeast Region to receive charter flights from Scandinavia. Nickname: Location of Natal Country Region State Rio Grande do Norte Founded 25 December 1599 Government  - Mayor Carlos Eduardo(PSB) Area  - City 170. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


Flag

The flag was adopted on December 3, 1957. It is based on a design by Luis de Camara Cascudo. In the middle of the flag is the coat of arms of the state, which was adopted on July 1, 1909. It shows a sailing boat at the coast in the middle, representing the fishing and salt industries. Above it is a bar which shows two flowers on the sides and two cotton bolls in the center. To the sides of the shield are a coconut palm to the right and a carnauba palm to the left, connected by two branches of sugar cane. The star above represents the state as part of Brazil. is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ...


Notes

  1. ^ The presented pronunciation is in Brazilian Portuguese variant spoken in Rio Grande do Norte. The European Portuguese pronunciation is: /ʁiw 'gɾɐ̃.ð(ɨ) du 'nɔɾ.t(ɨ)/.
  2. ^ Demographics

Brazilian Portuguese (Português Brasileiro in Portuguese) is the group of dialects of Portuguese written and spoken by virtually all the 190 million inhabitants of Brazil and by a couple million Brazilian immigrants, mainly in the United States, Portugal, Canada, Japan, and Paraguay. ... European Portuguese (also named Continental Portuguese or Lusitanian Portuguese) is a group of Portuguese dialects spoken in Portugal. ...

External links

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  • Rio Grande do Norte Official Website (in Portuguese)
  • Rio Grande do Norte at Embassy of Brazil in London (in English)
  • Paradise Beach -ongoing project in the region
  • Natal (in English. Information for the foreigner tourists visiting Natal and neighbourhood)

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rio Grande do Norte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (797 words)
Rio Grande do Norte is dominated by its coastline.
Fruit is also grown in Rio Grande do Norte, with the state supplying 70% of Brazil's melons, and the state is famed for its mango and cashew fields.
Rio Grande do Norte at Embassy of Brazil in London (in English)
Natal, Rio Grande do Norte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (689 words)
Natal is the capital city of Rio Grande do Norte, a north eastern state in Brazil.
Last century, Natal benefited from the growth of the industries of salt (the north of Rio Grande do Norte is the largest producer in Brazil) and petroleum (the largest inland Brazilian reserves are in the State).
The fishing industry is strong (shark cartilage being a major export to Japan) as is the cultivation of tropical fruit, especially mangos, guavas, and cashews (the fruit and the nuts).
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