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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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57) The American consul in Fortaleza estimated in 1944 that 25 to 30 percent of the population of Ceara was directly connected with this "industry.
At the beginning of 2014, the state of Ceara had 18 CEO-Rs, and for the selection of the CEO-Rs of the study, the following inclusion criteria were adopted: the minimum time of three years of implementation of the CEO-R; in addition to having the same type of management, physical infrastructure and type of treatment (orthodontic).
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El desafio para los administradores de salud de Ceara es promover la ampliacion del acceso a los cuidados recomendados en el Protocolo de coinfeccion por TB/VIH mediante la inversion en el pleno funcionamiento de la red de atencion estatal y los municipios (6).
The Ceara State concentrates 85% of all caatinga of Brazil, and is the second State with better quality of life in the north-northeast, according to FIRJAN.
The Brazilian state of Ceara is inserted within the Caatinga biome (sensu Ab'Saber, 1971) in the Brazilian Northeast.
A regiao Nordeste do Brasil, onde predomina o clima semiarido, concentra parte da producao de frutos tropicais, sendo o Estado do Ceara, com destaque para a regiao do Baixo Jaguaribe (48 mil hectares plantados com frutiferas e uma producao de 467 toneladas de frutas), um dos maiores produtores e exportadores de frutas in natura do Pais, principalmente melao Cucumis melo L.
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2013) on data from the Pereira de Miranda reservoir in the semiarid region of the state of Ceara, Brazil, by analyzing the influence of local climatic conditions on these index results and making initial considerations about their applicability on reservoirs in the semiarid region of the Brazilian Northeastern region.