Fernando de Noronha


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Fernando de Noronha

(fərnän`do͝o dĭ no͝orô`nyə), group of 21 islands, c.10 sq mi (26 sq km), in the Atlantic Ocean, c.225 mi (360 km) off the northeast coast of Brazil. A federal territory of Brazil from 1942 to 1988, when it was reannexed to the state of PernambucoPernambuco
, state (1991 pop. 7,127,855), 37,946 sq mi (98,280 sq km), NE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Recife (also called Pernambuco).
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, it is administered as a state district and is the site of a national maritime park. The islands have been the site of a military base and a penal colony. The main resources on the islands are guano and salt deposits. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy. The islands, discovered in 1503, were the first hereditary captaincy granted in Brazil by the Portuguese crown. A U.S. missile-tracking base was there from 1957 to 1962.

Fernando de Noronha

 

a federal territory in Brazil, in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. Area, 26 sq km. Population, 1,200 (1970). Vila dos Remedios is the capital. The population engages in land cultivation, stock raising, and fishing.


Fernando de Noronha

 

an island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of South America (3°50′ S lat., 32°25′ W long.). Area, about 18 sq km. Together with other islands, including Rata, it forms the Brazilian federal territory of Fernando de Noronha, which has an area of 26 sq km and a population of 1,200 (1970). The island is of volcanic origin. In the southeast there is a collapsed volcanic cone with a height of 321 m. The climate is subequatorial and hot, with an annual precipitation of up to 1,300 mm. Droughts occur in the spring and summer. Dry and thin forests cover the island. Vila dos Remédios, a port, is the only urban settlement.

Fernando de Noronha

a volcanic island in the S Atlantic northeast of Cape S?o Roque: constitutes a federal territory of Brazil; a penal colony since the 18th century; inhabited by military personnel. Area: 26 sq. km (10 sq. miles)
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This paper reports the usage patterns of spinner dolphins in the northeastern part of the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago.
Fernando de Noronha is a volcanic archipelago located 400 km off the Brazilian coast (Figure 1; 3[degrees] 54'S and 32[degrees] 25' W).
Fishing is not permitted in the Fernando de Noronha Marine Park and therefore we assume that the nurse shark was not hooked at the moment of the attack by tiger sharks.
Se relevo con el Control Migratorio de Fernando de Noronha el numero de visitantes que estuvieron en el archipielago en el periodo de la recoleccion de datos y se determino que del 30/04 al 03/05/2013 desembarcaron 761 personas.
We describe here a new species of Isotogastrura from Fernando de Noronha, a group of oceanic islands in equatorial Atlantic, Northeastern Brazil.
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Stay in Paraty for diving, go to Buzios for boutique hotels, try Praia do Forte for windsurfing, take a boat to Fernando de Noronha to see reef sharks and check out the dunes of Florianopolis for sandboarding.
Choose from Rio de Janeiro's beautiful, gay-friendly Ipanema and Copacabana beaches or hop on a plane to the romantic island paradise of Fernando de Noronha, recommends Cunha.
The bodies will be taken to the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, off Brazil s coast, which has served as a base for the search teams.
First place in the listing went to Mustique island in the Grenadines, followed by Canouan in Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Mauritius, Fernando de Noronha in Brazil, Lipari Harbor in the Bahamas, Kangaroo in Australia, Hvar in Croatia, Muhu in Estonia and Culebra between Puerto Rico and the Virgin islands.
Ha cerca de um ano e meio antes da "estupenda ocorrencia" em Quixada, o governo brasileiro assinou um Acordo com os Estados Unidos para a instalacao, na ilha de Fernando de Noronha, de uma base de rastreio de foguetes teleguiados, lancados a partir de Cabo Canaveral, Florida.