Praia do Cassino

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A catwalk at Praia do Cassino.

Praia do Cassino (Portuguese for Casino Beach) is the southernmost beach of the Brazilian coast (33°07′34″S 52°38′22″W / 33.126080°S 52.639327°W / -33.126080; -52.639327), on the South Atlantic Ocean, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is thought to be the longest uninterrupted sandy seashore in the world, with various sources measuring it from 212 kilometres (132 mi)[1] to 254 kilometres (158 mi),[2][3] stretching from the Molhes (breakwaters) at the entrance of the Rio Grande seaport to the mouth of the Chuí Stream, on the border with Uruguay.

In 1966, 27 sounding rockets were launched from Praia do Cassino.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nogueira, Kiko (2007). Guia Quatro Rodas Praias 2007 (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Editora Abril. 
  2. ^ Susin, Raquel (February 16, 2007). "Maior praia do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Rank Brasil. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Hueck, Karin; Miranda, Fabricio; Cohen, Otavio; Iria, Luiz; Garcia, Marcelo (May 2013). "No limite do Brasil: conheça melhor as fronteiras do país". Superinteressante (in Portuguese). Grupo Abril. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Encyclopedia Astronautica - Cassino