Santa Maria

/san"teuh meuh ree"euh/; for 1, 2 also Sp. /sahn"tah mah rddee"ah/; for 3 also Port. /sahonn"teuh mah rddee"ah/
1. (italics) the flagship used by Columbus when he made his first voyage of discovery to America in 1492.
2. an active volcano in W Guatemala. 12,300 ft. (3750 m).
3. a city in S Brazil. 120,667.
4. a city in W California. 39,685.
5. calaba.

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Brazil
      city, central Rio Grande do Sul estado (state), southern Brazil, lying in the Jacuí River valley at an elevation of 502 feet (153 metres). Founded in 1797, it was given city status in 1876. The community was once called Santa Maria da Bôca do Monte (“St. Mary of the Mountain's Mouth”) because of its position at the foot of the Geral Mountains. The city is a thriving commercial centre and a rail junction for the main lines from São Paulo to the Uruguay border and from the capital of the state, Porto Alegre, to the Argentine border. It is also served by an airfield and several major highways. Its industries include railroad shops and meat-processing plants. Agricultural products grown in the area include soy, rice, and potatoes, and livestock is raised nearby. The city is home to the Federal University of Santa Maria (1960) and a sizable football (soccer) stadium. Pop. (2005 est.) 251,900.

also called  Gaua 

      largest of the Banks Islands in Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The island, with an area of 132 square miles (342 square km), is rugged and rises to Garet, an active volcano (2,615 feet [797 metres]) that contains a lake in its caldera at 1,404 feet (428 metres). The volcano has had several minor eruptions since 1962. The mostly Melanesian inhabitants produce copra and cacao for export.

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