Saturday, December 14, 2013


From the other side of the Atlantic, came this official from Brazil. The card shows Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul state, and its harbour. 

Foto: Roberlandes O. Coelho - Brascard Edições de Postais Lda
BR-287685, sent by Aline.
Porto Alegre is the capital and largest city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Its population of 1,509,939 inhabitants (2010) makes it the tenth most populous city in the country.
The city is the southernmost capital city of a Brazilian state. Porto Alegre is one of the top cultural, political and economic centers of Brazil.
Porto Alegre was founded in 1772 by immigrants 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 descent. - in: wikipedia

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