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, Portuguese Formosa, officially Republic of China, island nation (2015 est. pop. 23,486,000), 13,885 sq mi (35,961 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean, separated from the mainland of S China by the 100-mi-wide (161-km) Taiwan Strait.
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Formosa,

province (1991 pop. 404,367), 27,825 sq mi (72,067 sq km), N Argentina. The city of Formosa is the capital.
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Formosa

 

a province of northern Argentina, located in the Gran Chaco, between the Paraguay, Pilcomayo, and Bermejo rivers. Area, 72,000 sq km. Population, 234,000 (1970). The capital of the province is also named Formosa. Logging and cattle raising are the most important sectors of the economy. The chief crops are cotton and corn. Tannin is extracted from the quebracho tree.

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(5) Sobre os projetos agricolas tecnificados no Tocantins pode se destacar: 1.Projeto Javaes: implantado na regiao sudeste do Tocantins, envolve os municipios de Formoso do Araguaia, Duere e Lagoa da Confusao.
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Experimental area soil analysis, from 0/20cm, Formoso do Araguaia, TO, Brazil--2012/0213 crop year.
The Formoso Irrigation District (FID) is located in the western part of Bahia state (BA), Brazil, approximately 30 km away from the city of Bom Jesus da Lapa--BA, in an area comprehended between the left bank of the Sao Francisco river, the right bank of the Corrente river and the Federal Highway BR--349, connecting Bom Jesus da Lapa to Santa Maria da Vitoria--BA.
At the Porto Formoso plantation, a visit usually starts by viewing a film about local tea history and production.