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  1. Alcântara a.k.a. Alcántara is a municipality in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain, on the Tagus, near Portugal. The toponym is from the Arabic word al-QanTarah meaning "the bridge".
  2. Alcântara is a civil parish of the city and municipality of Lisbon. Its name is derived from the Arabic, meaning the bridge, and refers to an ancient Roman bridge that once existed there, until the reign of John V. Located in the southwestern corner of Lisbon, along the northern margin of the Tagus River, Alcântara had a population in 2011 of 13,943, in an area of 5.07 km².
  3. Alcântara a.k.a. The Alcantara is a river in Sicily. It has its source on the south side of Monti Nebrodi and its mouth in the Ionian Sea at Capo Schiso in Giardini-Naxos. The river is 52 kilometres long.
  4. Alcântara a.k.a. Alcântara, Maranhão: Alcântara is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Maranhão. The city has a population of 22,359, and is 30 km away from the state's capital, São Luís.
  5. Alcântara a.k.a. The Alcântara Launch Center is a satellite launching base of the Brazilian Space Agency in the city of Alcântara, located on Brazil's northern Atlantic coast, in the state of Maranhão. It is operated by the Brazilian Air Force. The CLA is the closest launching base to the equator. This gives the launch site a significant advantage in launching geosynchronous satellites, an attribute shared by the Guiana Space Centre.


  1. Alcântara a.k.a. Alcantara is a fictional character from the 1971 film My Name Is Rocco Papaleo.
  2. Alcântara a.k.a. Alcántara is a fictional character from the 2000 film The Sea.


"Alcântara" a.k.a. "Alcantara" is a musical album of Amina Alaoui.


Alcântara a.k.a. Alcantara is a tradename given to a composite material used to cover surfaces and forms in a variety of applications. It can be described as an artificial substitute for suede leather. The material was developed in the early 1970s by Miyoshi Okamoto, a scientist working for the Japanese chemical company Toray Industries, and was based on the same technology of their other product Ultrasuede, produced around the same time. Around 1972, a joint venture between Italian chemical company ENI and Toray formed Alcantara SpA in order to manufacture and distribute the material. The company is now owned by Toray and Mitsui.

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Google previewLogic Programming (2005)

21st International Conference, ICLP 2005, Sitges, Spain, October 2-5, 2005, Proceedings by Maurizio Gabbrielli, Gopal Gupta

Jo ̃ao Alcântara is a PhD student supported by CAPES - Bras ́ılia, Brazil. The authors also thank the REWERSE project.

Google previewLogics in Artificial Intelligence (2002)

European Conference, JELIA 2002, Cosenza, Italy, September, 23-26, Proceedings by Sergio Flesca

those without non- monotonic or default ⋆ Jo ̃ao Alcântara is a PhD student supported by CAPES - Bras ́ılia, Brazil. The authors also thank the TARDE and FLUX projects, sponsored by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (2013)

by John Hannavy

Pedro de Alcântara João Carlos Leopoldo Salvador Bibiano Francisco Xavier de Paula Leocádio ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African Literature (2003)

by Simon Gikandi

Baltasar Lopes da Silva, also a poet using the pseudonym Oswaldo Alcântara, produced the classic novel Chiquinho (1947), a representative coming-of-age story that ends with the title character's inevitable emigration to New England.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society (2015)

by Sarah E. Boslaugh

Alcântara, A. R. Mesquita, A. C. Santos, Paixão F. P., and D. P. Lyra. “The Use of Pictograms in the Health Care: A Literature Review.” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, v.1 (2013). Central Intelligence Agency.

Google previewAfrica: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society by Toyin Falola Ph.D., Daniel Jean-Jacques

(Osvaldo Alcântara), Jorge Barbosa, Manuel Lopes, António Aurélio Gonçalves, Jaime Figueiredo, and João Lopes. The literary works produced by this group include Ambiente, Caderno de um Ilhéu, Arquipélago, Chiquinho, Chuva Braba, ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Library Histories (2016)

by David H. Stam

Papers: Fernando Mendes de Alemiada; Mário de Andrade; Fernando de Azevedo; Osman Lins; Antônio de Alcântara Machado; Anita Malfatti; Pierre Mombeig; Yan de Almeida Prado; Graciliano Ramos; João Guimarães Rosa. The University ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

de Alcântara, Dom (emperor of Brazil): see in index Pedro II Pedro Miguel Locks (Panama Canal) picture, volume 10 page 23 peer group (social relationship) child development volume 3 page 97 Pegasus (Greek mythology) MAIN ARTICLE ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1895)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

Alcântara, Kai's of. A religious and military order in Spain, created about 1156 by the brothers Don Suarez and Don Gomez de Barrientos to combat the Moors. In 1177 it was confirmed by Pope Alexander III. as a religious order of knighthood ...



La Fuente y Alcântara. Migue * La Bruyère, Jean de............

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012)

Fourth Edition by Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Paul Rouzer

Oswaldo Alcântara (pseud. of Baltasar Lopes da Silva, – ), and Manuel Lopes AFRICA, POETRY OF 17.

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