Pôrto Velho

[ pawr-too ve-lyoo ]
/ ˈpɔr tʊ ˈvɛ lyʊ /

noun

a city in and the capital of Rondônia, in W Brazil, on the Madeira River.

Rondônia

[ rawn-daw-nyah ]
/ rɔ̃ˈdɔ nyɑ /

noun

a state in W Brazil. 93,815 sq. mi. (242,980 sq. km). Capital: Pôrto Velho.
Formerly Guaporé.

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British Dictionary definitions for porto velho

Porto Velho

/ (Portuguese ˈportu ˈvɛʎu) /

noun

a city in W Brazil, capital of the federal territory of Rondônia on the Madeira River. Pop: 301 000 (2005 est)

Rondônia

/ (Portuguese rõˈdonja) /

noun

a state of W Brazil: consists chiefly of tropical rainforest; a centre of the Amazon rubber boom until about 1912. Capital: Porto Velho. Pop: 1 431 777 (2002). Area: 243 043 sq km (93 839 sq miles)Former name (until 1956): Guaporé
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