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A river, about 2,640 km (1,640 mi) long, flowing from central Brazil near Brasília northward to the Pará River southwest of Belém.
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(Portuguese tokãˈtɪ̃s)
1. (Placename) a state of N Brazil, created from the northern part of Goiás state in 1988. Capital: Palmas. Pop: 1 207 014 (2002). Area: 278 421 sq km (107 499 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in E Brazil, rising in S central Goiás state and flowing generally north to the Pará River. Length: about 2700 km (1700 miles)
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(ˌtoʊ kənˈtinz, -kɑ̃ˈtĩs)

a river in E Brazil, flowing N to the Pará River. 1700 mi. (2735 km) long.
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Noun1.Tocantins - a river in eastern Brazil that flows generally north to the Para River
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
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O estado do Tocantins localiza-se em uma regiao de grande importancia ecologica, com caracteristicas singulares, representando uma area de transicao entre tres dos maiores biomas brasileiros: Amazonico, Cerrado e Caatinga.
(1) Federal University of Tocantins, Gurupi, Brazil
In 2015, the smallest contingents of SLH professionals were observed in Tocantins (n=8), Roraima (n=9), Acre and the Federal District (n = 10), while the largest were in Sao Paulo (n=1,060), Minas Gerais (n=689) and Rio de Janeiro (n=276).
Este artigo identifica as percepcoes das mulheres sobre violencia obstetrica no processo de parto, em maternidades publicas do Estado do Tocantins, no periodo de 2010 a 2013.
Integral Animal Nutrition has sales presence in the Brazilian states of Goi?s, Tocantins, Par?, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Bahia and Federal District.
Integral Animal Nutrition has sales presence in the Brazilian states of Goi??s, Tocantins, Par??, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Bahia and Federal District.
O trabalho foi realizado no Colegio de Tempo Integral Beira Rio, situado no distrito de Luzimangues (possui uma area de 950,96 hectares) do municipio de Porto Nacional, no estado do Tocantins, a menos de 10 km de Palmas, que possui as seguintes coordenadas: 10[degrees]10'24"S e 48[degrees]27'23"W.
The purpose of this study is to dominance and relationship of the geomorphon elements were used to determine the different landforms in the state of Tocantins in the Brazilian Amazon area.