Caxias do Sul

/doo soohl"/
a city in S Brazil. 107,487.

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      city, northeastern Rio Grande do Sul estado (state), southern Brazil, lying at 2,490 feet (760 metres) above sea level on the range of hills separating the Antas and Caí river valleys. It was founded in 1875 by Italian colonists and given city status in 1910. Metallurgic industries—including the manufacture of auto parts, truck chassis, farm equipment, and motorcycles—and viticulture are the city's economic mainstays; the vineyards of the surrounding area are considered Brazil's best. The Universidade de Caxias do Sul (1967) is located there, as are two football (soccer) stadiums. As Rio Grande do Sul's second largest city, Caxias do Sul has several transportation links, including an airfield, and is the terminus of a branch railway line from Porto Alegre, the state capital, to the south. It also lies on a major highway running north to São Paulo. Pop. (2005 est.) 373,900.

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  • Caxias Do Sul — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Caxias do Sul Country and Admin Code BR.23.4305108 BR …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Caxias do Sul — Caxi′as do Sul′ [[t]dʊ ˈsul[/t]] n. geg a city in S Brazil. 220,725 …   From formal English to slang

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