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Fernando de Noronha


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island group in the Atlantic Ocean off the northeast coast of Brazil. A federal territory of Brazil since 1942, the islands are used as a military base and penal colony.


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  • The air force, Brazil's air force searching for the plane in the area of the island of Fernando de Noronha, which is about 1,500 miles north-northeast of Rio de Janeiro.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2009

  • They are now searching and considered the island of Fernando de Noronha, which is off the northeastern coast of Brazil.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2009

  • The Brazilian air force is searching the island archipelago of Fernando de Noronha which is about 250 miles off of the city of Natal right there in the eastern shoulder of Brazil, or whether it might have made it across the Atlantic and disappeared off of the coast of Morocco.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2009

  • I have had squalls since Fernando de Noronha which is like 330 miles ago, so it has been pretty slow for a long time.

    Sail-World.com USA Latest News

  • While Fernando de Noronha is beautiful and pristine, it's the mix of raw and refined that makes the place unique.

    Have It Your Way

  • In a land known for its beautiful destinations, it's telling that there is near consensus that Fernando de Noronha is the loveliest of them all.

    Have It Your Way

  • Area: 8,511,965 km2 (8,456,510 km2 land and 55,455 km2 water) This includes the Atlantic archipelago Fernando de Noronha, Rocas Atol, and the islands Ilha da Trindade, Ilhas Martin Vaz, and Penedos de Sao Pedro e Sao Paulo arable land: 6.93% permanent crops: 0.89% other: 92.18% (2005)


  • Also included in this hotspot is the offshore archipelago of Fernando de Noronha and several other islands off the Brazilian coast.


  • Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images Brazilian air force personnel carried the first corpses from the crash of Air France Flight 447 at the Fernando de Noronha airport Tuesday.

    Air France Wreckage Found

  • KARL PENHAUL, CNN VIDEO CORRESPONDENT (via telephone): Before we go there, John, I just wanted to let you know that just seconds ago, two helicopters, a Black Hawk and a Super Puma helicopter left the district of Fernando de Noronha island.

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2009


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