Definition of Pôrto Alegre in English:

Pôrto Alegre

Pronunciation /ˌpôrdō əˈleɡrə/ /ˌpɔrdoʊ əˈlɛɡrə/

proper noun

  • A major port and commercial city in southeastern Brazil, capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul; population 1,420,667 (2007). It is situated on the Lagoa dos Patos, a lagoon separated from the Atlantic by a sandy peninsula.