Place:Piranhas, Alagoas, Brazil

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NamePiranhas
TypeCity
Coordinates9.583°S 37.75°W
Located inAlagoas, Brazil
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Piranhas is a historic town and municipality near the western limit of the State of Alagoas, in the Northeast Region of Brazil.

Located on the banks of the São Francisco River, on the border with the State of Sergipe, Piranhas was founded in 1891 and originally named Floriano Peixoto (in honor of the Army General who was one of the founders of the Republic and was later elected President).

It was also known as Porto de Piranhas, because fishermen caught piranhas (a carnivorous predator fish) there.

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