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Brazil

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The largest country in South America. Brazil borders ten countries, has a coastline 7400 km (4600 miles) long, and straddles the equator from latitude 4° N to past latitude 33° S.

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Brazil

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 1284 words.

The Federative Republic of Brazil is the world's fifth largest country. Structurally, it has two main regions. In the N

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Brazil (USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 163 words.

The Federative Republic of Brazil (Portuguese: A República Federativa do Brasil) since 1889 when the monarchy was overthrown. Previously the Empire or Kingdom of Brazil (...

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Joinville (Brazil, France)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 77 words.

Brazil (Santa Catarina): founded as Colônia Dona Francisca ‘Lady Francisca Colony’ after Dona Francisca (1824–98), daughter of Pedro (Peter) I, Emperor of Brazil (...

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Lajes (Azores, Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

‘Flagstone’ in Portuguese. Both the Azores and Brazil have three places with this name.

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Presidente Hermes (Rondônia/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Named after Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca (1855–1923), President of Brazil (1910–14).

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Marechal Deodoro (Alagoa/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

Renamed in 1939 after Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca, President of Brazil (1889–91).

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Salesópolis (São Paulo/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

Named after Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1841–1913), President of Brazil (1898–1902).

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Peçanha (Minas Gerais/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 14 words.

Named after Nilo Peçanha (1867–1924), President of Brazil (1909–10).

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Campos Sales (Ceará/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

Named after Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1841–1913), President of Brazil (1898–1902).

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Presidente Dutra (Maranhão/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Named after General Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883–1974), President of Brazil (1946–51).

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Campos Sales (Ceará/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Named after Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1841–1913), President of Brazil (1898–1902).

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Salesópolis (São Paulo/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Named after Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales (1841–1913), President of Brazil (1898–1902).

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Peçanha (Minas Gerais/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 16 words.

Named after Nilo Peçanha (1867–1924), President of Brazil (1909–10).

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Presidente Hermes (Rondônia/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 18 words.

Named after Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca (1855–1923), President of Brazil (1910–14).

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Marechal Deodoro (Alagoa/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 20 words.

Renamed in 1939 after Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca, President of Brazil (1889–91).

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Lajes (Azores, Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

‘Flagstone’ in Portuguese. Both the Azores and Brazil have three places with this name.

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Presidente Dutra (Maranhão/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 18 words.

Named after General Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883–1974), President of Brazil (1946–51).

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Santarém (Brazil, Portugal)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 117 words.

1. Brazil (Pará): founded in 1661 as a Jesuit mission to a Tapajó community, hence its first name of Tapajós.

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Vitoria (Brazil, Spain)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 79 words.

1. Brazil (Espiríto Santo): commemorates the victory over the Native Americans in 1551. 2. Spain (Basque Country): its Basque

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Teresina (Piauí/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

Therezina

Founded in 1852 and named after Teresa Cristina (1822–89), wife of Dom Pedro II, Brazilian emperor

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