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 (păr′ə-ē′bə, pä′rä-ē′bä) also Paraíba do Sul (do͝o so͞ol′)
A river, about 1,045 km (650 mi) long, of southeast Brazil emptying into the Atlantic Ocean near Campos.
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(Portuguese paraˈiba)
1. (Placename) a state of NE Brazil, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal strip, with hills and plains inland; irrigated agriculture. Capital: João Pessoa. Pop: 3 494 893 (2002). Area: 56 371 sq km (21 765 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also called: Paraíba do Sul a river in SE Brazil, flowing southwest and then northeast to the Atlantic near Campos. Length: 1060 km (660 miles)
3. (Placename) Also called: Paraíba do Norte a river in NE Brazil, in Paraíba state, flowing northeast and east to the Atlantic. Length: 386 km (240 miles)
4. (Placename) the former name (until 1930) of João Pessoa
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(ˌpær əˈi bə)

a state in NE Brazil. 3,305,562; 21,760 sq. mi. (56,360 sq. km). Cap.: João Pessoa.
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The response rate for the 110 questionnaires used to assess the expenditure with offshore fishing operation in Paraiba State was 21%.
Na primeira apresentamos a fundacao do Educandario Nossa Senhora da Piedade em Paraiba do Sul, na segunda secao discutimos a relacao existente entre genero e educacao de meninas pobres, na terceira abordamos a construcao do curriculo da instituicao escolar.
Bahia, Sergipe, Ceara and Paraiba States are the main producers in the Northeast region, however, their production is not sufficient to supply the regional annual demand (50 million tons of pods), which represents the second consumer market in Brazil (Suassuna et al.
schmidtorum for northeastern Brazil, based on three specimens collected in fragments of the Atlantic Forest in the states of Alagoas, Paraiba and Sergipe.
In this research proposal, 20 dogs from a canine shelter located in the city of Campina Grande, State of Paraiba, northeast Brazil, including castrated males and spayed females of different ages.