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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul
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About Porto AlegreSatellite view showing Porto Alegre, the "Happy Harbor" on the eastern bank of the Guaíba lake, Brazil's tenth-biggest city is the capital of Rio Grande do Sul and one of the county's largest ports.
The city is situated at the northern end of Lagoa dos Patos (a large coastal lagoon) close to the southern end of Brazil. Porto Alegre is the largest city in Rio Grande do Sul, one of the 26 Brazilian states, it is also the capital of the Pampas region, the vast plains that dominate the southern Brazil, and also parts of Argentina and Uruguay.
The city is located in a subtropical zone and has therefore a humid subtropical climate, with the highest temperatures in December and January.
Porto Alegre was founded in the 18th century and is since July 1773 the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, when the capital was moved from neighboring Viamão.
Today the city has a population of about 1.5 million people, more than 4.4 million live in the metropolitan area.
The Port of Porto Alegre is an important trans-shipment hub and the city itself a major industrial and commercial center in Brazil's South Region.
2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The five group matches were held in June 2014 at the Estádio Beira-Rio stadium (official name: Estádio José Pinheiro Borda).
The Map shows a city map of Porto Alegre with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Porto Alegre Airport known as Salgado Filho International Airport (IATA Code: POA) located 6 km (4 mi) northeast of Downtown Porto Alegre.
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Friday-November-24 23:57Brasília Time Zone (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -2 hours.
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| Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 30°01′59″S 51°13′48″W
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