Pernambuco



[pur-nuh m-byoo-koh, -boo-; Portuguese per-nahm-boo-koo] /ˌpɜr nəmˈbyu koʊ, -ˈbu-; Portuguese ˌpɛr nɑmˈbu kʊ/

noun
1.
a state in NE Brazil. 38,000 sq. mi. (98,420 sq. km).
Capital: Recife.
2.
former name of .
/ˌpɜːnəmˈbjuːkəʊ; Portuguese pernəmˈbuku/
noun
1.
a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a humid coastal plain rising to a high inland plateau. Capital: Recife. Pop: 8 084 667 (2002). Area: 98 280 sq km (37 946 sq miles)
2.
the former name of Recife

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