Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Novo Hamburgo

City, eastern Rio Grande do Sul estado (“state”), southern Brazil. It was founded by Germans in 1927 and named for Hamburg, Germany. Novo Hamburgo lies at 115 feet (35 m) above sea level. An industrial city, it manufactures shoes, hides, and leather from the cattle and hogs raised in the surrounding area. It is linked by rail and road to Pôrto Alegre, the state capital, which lies to the south.

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