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Apure (äpo͞o`rā), river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, rising in the Andes, N Colombia, and flowing E across W central Venezuela to the Orinoco River. It drains much of the western portion of the Orinoco basin and is navigable by river steamers for c.400 mi (640 km) during the rainy season. There is extensive livestock ranching along the Apure llanos, or plains. The Portuguesa and Guárico rivers are the chief tributaries.
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The Cuiva (Cuiba or Kuiva) belong to the Guahibo linguistic family, and live across tropical savannas and rainforest areas in Apure State
, Venezuela (Coppens 1975), and the Casanare and Arauca areas of Colombia.
This part of Barinas State borders Guarico, Cojedes, and Portuguesa States to the north and northwest, and Apure State
to the south (Figure 1).
Venezuela, Apure State
, Rio Cinaruco, playa en frente de Laguna Larga, Distrito Munoz (06[degrees] 33' 45" N - 67[degrees] 24' W).
Molecular characterization of Trypanosoma vivax in naturally-infected sheep from two farms at San Fernando and Biruaca Counties, Apure State
Madriz MA (1983) Food habits of the Brazilian duck in Apure State