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One afternoon in Guaíba - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil | by Lélia Valduga
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One afternoon in Guaíba - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil

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The Guaíba is a large lake (496 square kilometers) located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, Porto Alegre which the city is historically and culturally linked, since the arrival of the first Azorean couples to the current region's economic development.For almost its entire existence, was considered a river, but there is little more than twenty years, after careful study of technical, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and American universities, was classified as a large lake.The Guaíba is an ecosystem that supports a rich biodiversity, where several interacting plant and animal species that depend on their good quality and preservation.

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Taken on June 9, 2012