Paraíba

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Pa·ra·í·ba

 (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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Paraíba

(Portuguese paraˈiba)
n
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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Pa•ra•í•ba

(ˌpær əˈi bə)

n.
a state in NE Brazil. 3,305,562; 21,760 sq. mi. (56,360 sq. km). Cap.: João Pessoa.
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Para escoar a producao do Sertao das Cacimbas, atual municipio de Sao Francisco de Itabapoana, foi aberto o Canal de Cacimbas, aproveitando o longo brejo do mesmo nome, que ligou a Lagoa de Macabu, antigo curso d'agua de tabuleiro barrado por restinga, ao Rio Paraiba do Sul. Os divisores de agua a serem superados foram minimos e insignificantes.
Henceforth this contribution addresses the typological, hydrological and biome diversity of the four estuary systems fed and affected by the respective Amazon, Sao Francisco, Paraiba do Sul and Plata watersheds.
O Ribeirao Fartura, um dos tributarios do Rio Paraibuna e formador do Rio Paraiba do Sul, esta situado a jusante da Represa de Paraibuna (CESP).
Na regiao norte-nordeste do estado de Sao Paulo foram localizados sitios nao filiados a tradicao ceramista tupiguarani na bacia do rio Paraiba do Sul (nordeste do estado) e na bacia do rio Grande (ao norte).
Like many other rivers receiving supposedly toxic elements from their effluents, contributed by residues from industries, agriculture and domestic sewage, the River Paraiba do Sul, located in southeastern Brazil, requires monitoring for possible toxic effects of its water.
Esses exemplos sao situacoes em que a Agencia da Bacia do Rio Paraiba do Sul (AGEVAP) afirma ser necessaria a identificacao e a remocao dos bancos de concentracao macrofitas (AGEVAP, 2007).
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.