Porto Alegre

What is Porto Alegre known for?


multiple sports

Olímpico Monumental in 2012 and meets UEFA FIFA standards. The Arena do Grêmio stadium has a capacity for 60,540 spectators. Neighborhoods of Porto Alegre are geographical divisions of the city


complex power

and include meat-packing, lard refining, leather tanning, shipbuilding, and the manufacturing of textiles, metallurgic goods, electrical and communications equipment, plastics, pharmaceuticals, perfume, beer, and chemicals. There are also steel mills, an oil (petroleum) terminal, and a petrochemical complex. Power comes from coal mined at nearby São Jerônimo and from a hydroelectric plant at Salto. The city has many business and financial institutions and is also an educational centre. ref>


beautiful blue

a subsection of the Rota Romântica called the Região das Hortênsias, the region filled with beautiful blue hydrangea flowers each spring. In the 1980s, the profile of participatory democracy within academia was raised by James Friskin, the professor who introduced the ''deliberative poll''. Experiments in forms of participatory democracy that took place within a wider framework of representative democracy began in cities around the world, with an early adopter being Brazil's Porto Alegre


black blue

foresee that "David" could kill "Goliath" (personified in the mighty black-blue club from Porto Alegre). It is true that Grêmio (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense) did not have a brilliant squad back then – they had been relegated to Série B (Campeonato Brasileiro Série B) earlier that year – but it was a shock nevertheless. Grêmio (Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense) had reached the finals for the 3rd time in only 5 editions of the cup and this time they met also


world social

, peaches, rice and cassava grown on rural smallholdings. The shoe and leather industries are also important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre. In recent years, Porto Alegre hosted the World Social Forum, an initiative of several non-government organizations. The city became famous for being the first city that implemented participatory budgeting. WikiPedia:Porto Alegre commons:Porto Alegre


title manufacturing

, and consumer durables (durable good)— accounted for 30.8% of the gross domestic product. Industry, which is often technologically advanced, is highly concentrated in metropolitan São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Porto Alegre, and Belo Horizonte.


big rivalry

strips on the sides containing white lettering. Sports Beira-Rio Stadium (File:Beira_Rio_Stadium.JPG), home of SC Internacional. thumb left Arena Grêmio (File:Arena_do_Gr%C3%AAmio.jpg), home of Grêmio FB Porto-Alegrense. thumb Football is a passion of the people from Porto Alegre. There is a big rivalry between two football clubs, Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense, founded in 1903, and Sport Club Internacional, founded


strict sense

simulador REL POF_2_LGA tabelas.asp Study ''Panorama of religions'' . Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2003. Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé and Umbanda have many followers, but they are open to people of any race, and, indeed, while the proportions of blacks (in the strict sense, i.e., "pretos") are higher among practitioners of these religions than among the population in general, Whites are a majority in Umbanda, and a significant minority (bigger than

blacks in the strict sense) in Candomblé. IBGE. Census 2000.


including sports

;ndash; The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created. *Gamma− world cities: ** Austin, Curitiba, George Town (George Town, Cayman Islands), Guayaquil, Milwaukee, Orlando (Orlando, Florida), Ottawa, Porto Alegre, Richmond (Richmond, Virginia), Southampton, Tegucigalpa In Brazil, many newspapers are tabloids, including sports daily ''Lance!'' (which circulates in cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), most


songs part

first album, called ''Enguiço'', was released in 1990 and consisted mostly of covers of well known MPB (Música Popular Brasileira) (Brazilian pop) songs, part of the repertoire she used to perform as a singer in restaurants and bars in Porto Alegre. It included only one original composition, the title track. It spawned her first hit, a cover of Caetano Veloso's ''Naquela Estação'', which became successful thanks to it being included in the soundtrack of the primetime soap (Brazil) ''Rainha da Sucata'', one of the most watched in history of Brazilian television. DATE OF BIRTH October 3, 1965 PLACE OF BIRTH Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil DATE OF DEATH Brazil Doner kebab is one of the most popular fast-food dishes on São Paulo streets. It is usually served as a sandwich, and it is called "Churrasco Grego", which means "Greek Barbecue", or much less frequently ''Churrasco Turco'' (Turkish Steak). It is not associated with the kebab gyro in fashion districts. It is served in Porto Alegre, Foz do Iguaçu where it is sold as Arabic fast-food. The '''Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul''' '''Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul''' (Portuguese (Portuguese language): ''Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul'', '''UFRGS''') is one of the largest federal universities in Brazil. It is almost completely located in Porto Alegre, with four campi (''Campus do Centro'', ''Campus Saúde'', ''Campus Olímpico'' and ''Campus do Vale''), some isolated buildings (e.g. the Business School and the Institute of Arts) and some isolated units in other cities. UFRGS is among the best Brazilian universities, WikiPedia:Porto Alegre commons:Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre

'''Porto Alegre''' ( local

Porto Alegre was founded in 1769 by Manuel Jorge Gomes de Sepúlveda, who used the pseudonym José Marcelino de Figueiredo to hide his identity; but the official date is 1772 with the act signed by immigrants (Immigration to Brazil) from the Azores, Portugal. In the late 19th century the city received many immigrants from other parts of the world, particularly from Germany, Italy, and Poland. The vast majority of the population is of European (European Brazilian) descent.

The city lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba (Guaiba Lake), where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos (Lagoon of the Ducks), a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. This five-river junction has become an important alluvial port as well as a chief industrial and commercial center of Brazil.

The port of Porto Alegre is important for transporting local produce. The "capital gaúcha (Gaucho)" has a broad-based economy that lays particular emphasis on agriculture and industry. Agricultural production includes produce such as plums, peaches, rice and cassava grown on rural smallholdings. The shoe and leather industries are also important, especially in Novo Hamburgo, in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre.

In recent years, Porto Alegre hosted the World Social Forum, an initiative of several non-government organizations. The city became famous for being the first city that implemented participatory budgeting. The 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches was held in Porto Alegre in 2006. Since 2000, Porto Alegre also hosts one of the world's largest free software events, called FISL.

The city is one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, having previously been a venue for the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

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