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Ceará

(sēərä`), state (1996 pop. 6,803,567), 57,149 sq mi (148,015 sq km), c.377,460 sq mi (145,700 sq km), NE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. FortalezaFortaleza
, city (1996 pop. 1,967,365), capital of Ceará state, NE Brazil, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. The city, which is bisected by the Paejú River, is often called Ceará by foreigners.
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 (sometimes called Ceará) is the capital. Formerly one of Brazil's poorest states, Ceará underwent massive reform in the late 1980s and 1990s, trimming government, attacking social problems, increasing investment, and promoting tourism.

Ceará

 

a state in northeastern Brazil, on the Atlantic coast and the northeastern edge of the Brazilian Highlands. Area, 148,000 sq km. Population, 4.5 million (1970). The capital is Fortaleza.

The economy of Ceará is based on agriculture. The chief crops include cotton, bananas, sugarcane, cassava, corn, beans, coffee, and tobacco; in 1970, the state produced 17 percent of the cotton grown in Brazil. Ceará leads all other states in the amount of carnauba wax produced, with approximately 40 percent of the national total. It also produces natural rubber and some 40 percent of the national Brazil-nut crop. Livestock are bred in the arid regions. Agricultural products are processed locally; there are textile, meat-canning, and sugar industries.

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During December 2013-December 2014, Ceara's outbreak seemed to evolve in 2 waves: the first from epidemiologic weeks 3 through 6 (mainly in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceara) and the second from epidemiologic weeks 27 through 53 (mainly on the northwest side of Ceara, an economically disadvantaged region, which also included the capital).
However, the differentiated option of Boris Freres for the city of Fortaleza placed them close to the circles of political and administrative decisions of the province, which later proved to be an extremely wise and fruitful decision, according to their interests in Ceara (MENEZES, 2006, p.
Eastern population: northeastern Brazil, in the States of Ceara and Bahia (possibly also in other north-eastern States), where it occurs as epiphyte in wet inselberg forests and riparian forests; 400--850 m (Fig.
Ceara beat bitter rivals Fortaleza 1-0 in their Cearense state championship match in the Atlantic coast city, where the stadium had its first test for Confederations Cup.
Energy Crops Brazil is a multilingual company with offices in Brazil (Fortaleza, Ceara state capital), Portugal (Lisbon) and, as of April 2013, in Spain.
Five clinical isolates were obtained from the Hospital Universitario Walter Cantidio (Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil).
The Paulistas were 2-0 winners at Ceara in the league this season and can feel aggrieved at having gone down in the first leg.
Suzlon, the world's third-largest manufacturer of wind turbines, has commissioned ABB to supply two 230kV main substations and 104 unitary 36kV compact secondary substations to serve wind farms installed in the Brazilian states of Ceara and Rio Grande.
Police said Farhad Marvizi, 46, was arrested last Thursday in the northeastern state of Ceara, a state of 5 million people in northeastern Brazil.
Congressmen from Ceara and other Northeastern states alleged that of the estimated 52,000 nordestinos who had been transported by the Brazilian government to tap rubber in the Amazon during World War II (comprised of an estimated 32,000 male workers and their dependents), 23,000 migrants were "dead or lost.
NEWCASTLE tennis star Ceara Howey has served up an A-level ace and won a tennis scholarship to the University of New Orleans.
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