Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira

Porto Velho-Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport (IATA: PVH, ICAO: SBPV) also called Belmonte Airport referring to the neighborhood where it is located, is the airport serving Porto Velho, Brazil. Since July 3, 2002 the airport is named after Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira (1922-1987), first governor of the state of Rondônia. The airport is operated by Infraero. Some of its facilities are shared with the Porto Velho Air Force Base of the Brazilian Air Force.

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Porto Velho

Porto Velho (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoʁtu ˈvɛʎu], Old Port) is the capital of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, in the upper Amazon River basin. The population is 426,558 people (as of the IBGE 2010 census). Located on the border of Rondônia and the state of Amazonas, the town is an important trading center for cassiterite, the mining of which represents the most important economic activity in the region, as well as a transportation and communication center. It is on the eastern shore of the Madeira River, one of the main tributaries of the Amazon River. It is also Rondônia's largest city, and the largest state capital of Brazil by area. The municipality occupies most of the border between Amazonas and Rondônia, and is both the westernmost and northernmost city in the state.

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