A city of northern Brazil in the Amazon delta. It is the chief port and commercial center of the vast Amazon River basin.
(place) Seaport in NE Brazil, in the Amazon delta, on the Pará River: capital of Pará state.
State capital of Pará (Brazil).
Belem Sentence Examples
His great-nephew, King Dom Manuel, had a statue of him placed over the centre column of the side gate of the church of Belem.
She died on the 31st of December 1705, bequeathing her great wealth, the result of long hoarding, after the payment of divers charitable legacies, to King Pedro; and was buried with great ceremony and splendour at Belem.
4 The Brazilian official titles are given for the state capitals: Belem for Para; Sao Luiz for Maranhao; Sao Salvador for Bahia; and Recife for Pernambuco.
His remains lie in a majestic tomb in the Jeronymos at Belem, near Lisbon, which was raised by public subscription to the greatest modern historian of Portugal and of the Peninsula.
A counterrevolution, planned in the royal palace at Belem and hence known as the Belemzada, was frustrated in November 1836; and in 1837 a Chartist insurrection was crushed after severe fighting.