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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.
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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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This study is part of the Research Project titled "Tecobe in Marajo--Impact of the More Physicians for Brazil Program (MPBP) in the Marajo Archipelago-PA-Brazil, from 2013 to 2017" ("Tecobe no Marajo--Impacto do Programa Mais Medicos para o Brasil (PMMB) no Arquipelago do Marajo-PA-Brasil, nos anos de 2013 a 2017").
No presente estudo foi possivel perceber que a idade dos Quilombolas viventes da Ilha do Marajo e correlacionada com sua pressao arterial.
It's exciting, because it's different,' said Lita Bondoc, sole owner of the Marajo Group.
It is narrow and elongated, situated between the mainland and three fluvial islands (Onca, Arapiranga, and Cotijuba), in connection with MarajO Bay, and further north includes Mosqueiro Island and Outeiro district (Moreira, 1966).
Esta vastidao de terras e drenada por rios que descem das areas mais elevadas para o coracao da bacia, onde formam o grande sistema hidrografico-Solimoes/Amazonas que segue rumo ao estuario na Ilha do Marajo, sua foz no Oceano Atlantico.