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Petrópolis

[pi-traw-poo-lis]
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noun
  1. a city in SE Brazil, NE of Rio de Janeiro.
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Historical Examples

  • They formed their settlement at what later became Petropolis.

    The German Element in Brazil

    Benjamin Franklin Schappelle

  • Since 1850 there has been but little German immigration into the Petropolis colony.

    The German Element in Brazil

    Benjamin Franklin Schappelle

  • Railways have been formed in the Brazils, and one runs to Petropolis, a summer resort of the principal inhabitants.

  • The journey by carriage through the Sierra from Fragosa to Petropolis is extremely beautiful.

  • It is impossible to speak of Rio without mentioning Petropolis, which owes its success to the yellow-fever mosquito.

    South America To-day

    Georges Clemenceau


British Dictionary definitions for petropolis

Petrópolis

noun
  1. a city in SE Brazil, north of Rio de Janeiro: resort. Pop: 280 000 (2005 est)
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