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Tocantins , river, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Tocantins river, 1,640 mi (2,639 km) long, formed in S central Goiás state, Brazil, by the confluence of two headstreams. It flows N to the Pará River, the southern distributary of the Amazon, SW of...

Pará, river, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Pará, river, c.200 mi (320 km) long, N Brazil. It is actually the southeastern arm or estuary of the Amazon, divided from the rest of the river by Marajó island. It receives the waters of the Tocant...

Tocantins , state, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Tocantins to͝okəntēnsˈ [key], state (1996 pop. 1,048,514), 110,700 sq mi (286,787 sq km), N central Brazil. Palmas is the capital. Created in 1988 from the northern half of Goiás state, Tocantins...

Paraíba, river, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Paraíba or Paraíba do Sul do͝o so͞ol [key], river, c.650 mi (1,050 km) long, rising as the Paraitinga in the Serra do Mar, São Paulo state, SE Brazil. It flows southwesterly to a point NE of São...

Roosevelt, river, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Roosevelt, river, c.400 mi (640 km) long, NW Brazil. It was called the Rio da Dúvida [River of Doubt] until it was explored by Theodore Roosevelt in 1913. Renamed in his honor, it is occasionally cal...

Amazon, river, Peru and Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Amazon, Port. Amazonas ämäzōˈnəs, world's second longest river, c.3,900 mi (6,280 km) long, formed by the junction in N Peru's Andes Mts. of two major headstreams, the Ucayali and the shorter Mar...

Rio Grande, river, Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Rio Grande, name of several rivers of Brazil. The largest rises in S Minas Gerais state, SE Brazil, and flows c.650 mi (1,050 km) NW to the Paranaíba River, with which it forms the Paraná River. Its...

Brazil

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Brazil brəzĭlˈ , Port. Brasil, officially Federative Republic of Brazil, republic (2...

Paraguay, river, Brazil and Paraguay

(Encyclopedia)Paraguay, river, c.1,300 mi (2,090 km) long, rising in the highlands of central Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Flowing generally southward, it forms the border between Brazil and Paraguay in the pantanal,...

Madeira, river, Bolivia and Brazil

(Encyclopedia)Madeira mədāˈrə [key], river, c.2,100 mi (3,380 km) long, formed by the junction of the Beni and Mamoré rivers on the Bolivia-Brazil border. It flows north along the border for c.60 mi (100 km), ...

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