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Marajó

(mərəzhô`), island, c.150 mi (240 km) long and c.100 mi (160 km) wide, N Brazil, at the mouth of the Amazon River. It divides the river into the Amazon proper and the Pará. Cattle are raised on the extensive eastern grasslands, and water buffaloes are bred in the low, swampy west. The island is famous for its prehistoric mounds, which yield handsome pottery.

Marajó

 

a low-lying island in Brazil at the mouth of the Amazon River between one of the Amazon’s northern branches, the Pará River in the south, and the MarajÓ Bay in the southeast. Area, approximately 48,000 sq km. The western part is covered with dense evergreen forest containing valuable timber; in the east there is palm savanna with flooded meadows and swamps. There is timber industry in the west and livestock raising for meat in the east.

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It's exciting, because it's different,' said Lita Bondoc, sole owner of the Marajo Group.
463,58 ha na costa nordeste da Ilha do Marajo sob as coordenadas 0[degrees]13'55" S e 48[degrees]26'58" W.
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The rainy season in Marajo Island is between January and June, which is also the period with higher density of hematophagous insects, which reach their highest population numbers in the end of July, when the drought period begins (JANSEN, 1941).
1) Dos seis polos turisticos, tres sao prioritarios e fazem parte do Programa Nacional de Desenvolvimento do Turismo --PRODETUR/PA, sao eles: Belem, Tapajos e Marajo.
Segun el sitio web de la Vagalume (7), actualmente el municipio actua con 8 bibliotecas activas en comunidades distintas: Bacuri, Bela Conquista, Bonfim, Cairara, Marajo, Nossa Senhora.
O espaco da baixa Amazonia constituiria, grosso modo, uma mancha que se estende de Belem e do nordeste do Para ate quase Manaus, atravessando o rio Amazonas e penetrando no rio Tocantins ate a altura de Tucurui, no rio Xingu e no rio Tapajos e abarcando todo o estuario, com a ilha de Marajo e a maior parte do Amapa.
Nessa area, quatro polos podem ser considerados criticos--os garimpos de Tapajos, o Arquipelago do Marajo, o Vale do Jurua e o Sudoeste Amazonense.
Essa caracteristica historica foi fortalecida e reestruturada recentemente pelo processo de migracao da populacao de baixa renda das regioes contiguas (principalmente Marajo e Baixo Tocantins), areas nao incluidas no escopo dos grandes projetos de capital intensivo implantados no Para a partir dos anos 1960.