- a city in SE Brazil, NE of Rio de Janeiro.
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They formed their settlement at what later became Petropolis.
Since 1850 there has been but little German immigration into the Petropolis colony.
Railways have been formed in the Brazils, and one runs to Petropolis, a summer resort of the principal inhabitants.A Voyage round the World
The journey by carriage through the Sierra from Fragosa to Petropolis is extremely beautiful.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
It is impossible to speak of Rio without mentioning Petropolis, which owes its success to the yellow-fever mosquito.South America To-day
- a city in SE Brazil, north of Rio de Janeiro: resort. Pop: 280 000 (2005 est)