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Natal (Brazil)

5°46S 35°15W, pop (2000e) 692 200. Port capital of Rio Grande do Norte state, NE Brazil; on the Atlantic coast at mouth of R Potengi, N of Recife; airfield; railway; university (1958); trade in sugar, cotton; cashew plantations; textiles; Marine Research Institute at Praia da Areia Preta; rocket base of Barreira do Inferno, 20 km/12 mi S; cathedral, 16th-c fort, Museu Câmara Cascudo.

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