Duque de Caxias


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Duque de Caxias

(do͞o`kĭ dĭ käsh`yəs), city (1996 pop. 712,370), Rio de Janeiro state, SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay. It is a commercial and industrial suburb of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Its industries include oil refining.
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Duque de Caxias

 

a city in Brazil in Rio de Janeiro state. Population, including suburbs, 324,000 (1968). One of the major industrial and commercial centers of the state, it has machine-building plants, oil refineries (more than one-third of the oil refining is done here), chemical, textile, and food enterprises. Duque de Caxias arose at the end of the 19th century.

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Duque de Caxias

a city in SE Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro. Pop.: 116 000 (2005 est.)
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