Porto Alegre

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Porto Alegre
Municipality
O Município do Porto Alegre
The Municipality o Porto Alegre
Frae upper left: Usina do Gasômetro; the Laçador statue (seembol o the ceety); panoramic view o the port; Public Market; Monument to the Azorean people with the Admeenistrative Center o the State o Rio Grande do Sul.
Frae upper left: Usina do Gasômetro; the Laçador statue (seembol o the ceety); panoramic view o the port; Public Market; Monument to the Azorean people with the Admeenistrative Center o the State o Rio Grande do Sul.
Banner o Porto Alegre
Banner
Offeecial seal o Porto Alegre
Seal
Nickname(s): Porto (spoken), POA (written)
Motto: Loyal and Valiant city of Porto Alegre
Location of Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre is located in Brazil
Porto Alegre
Porto Alegre
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W / 30.03306°S 51.23000°W / -30.03306; -51.23000Coordinates: 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W / 30.03306°S 51.23000°W / -30.03306; -51.23000
Kintra  Brazil
State Rio Grande do Sul
Mesoregion Metropolitana de Porto Alegre
Microregion Porto Alegre
Foondit 26 Mairch 1772
Govrenment
 • Mayor José Fortunati (PDT)
Aurie
 • Municipality 496.827 km2 (191.826 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Municipality 1,509,939 (10t)
 • Density 394/km2 (1,020/sq mi)
 • Metro 4,405,769 (4t)
Demonym(s) Porto-alegrenses
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code 90000-000
Aurie code(s) +55 51
Wabsteid Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul

Porto Alegre (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu aˈlɛɡɾi] ( listen), Happy Harbour) is the tent maist populous municipality in Brazil, wi 1,409,939 indwallers, an the centre o Brazil's fowert lairgest metropolitan aurie (3,979,561 indwallers). It is an aa the caipital ceety o the soothrenmaist Brazilian state o Rio Grande do Sul. The ceety is the soothrenmaist caipital ceety o a Brazilian state.[1] Porto Alegre is ane o the maist important cultural, poleetical an economic centers o Brazil. Twa Mercosul kintras, Argentinae an Uruguay, border on the State o Rio Grande do Sul.

Porto Alegre wis foondit in 1742 bi immigrants frae the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19t century the ceety received mony immigrants frae ither pairts o the warld, parteecularly Germany, Italy, an Poland. The vast majority o the population is o European strynd.

The ceety lies on the eastren bank o the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), whaur five rivers converge tae form the Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon o the Ducks), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable bi even the lairgest o ships. This five-river junction haes acome an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial an commercial centre o Brazil.

The port o Porto Alegre is important for transportin local produce. The "Gaucho caipital" haes a broad-based economy that lays parteecular emphasis on agricultur an industry. Agricultural production includes produce sic as ploums, peaches, rice an cassava grown on rural smahauldins. The shae an laither industries are an aa important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region o Porto Alegre.

Porto Alegre haes a lang coastline on the Guaíba Loch, an its topography is punctuatit bi 40 hills. In the loch, a vast body o watter, a maze o islands facin the ceety creates an archipelago whaur a unique ecoseestem gies shelter tae abundant wildlife. The ceety aurie concentrates 28% o the native flora o Rio Grande do Sul, wi 9,288 species.[2] Amang thir, thare are mony trees which are the vestiges o the Atlantic Forest. Fauna are an aa diversifee\d, specially in the islands an hills. The Portoalegrense environs include mony pairks, squares an woodit streets.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Porto Alegre's sister ceeties are:[3] [4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Location of Porto Alegre". Iguide.travel. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  2. "Vegetation in the city". Scielo.br. 1990-01-06. doi:10.1590/S0103-84782001000500020. Retrieved 2010-10-21. 
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 "Mayor's International Council Sister Cities Program". Porto Alegre, RS. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Partners cities from Paris". Porto Alegre, RS. Retrieved 2009-07-19.