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Río Negro

 

a province in Argentina, in Patagonia. Area, 203,000 sq km. Population, 262,600 (1970). The capital is Vied-ma. Iron ore is mined (the Sierra Grande deposit). Río Negro is one of the leading regions in Argentina in the growing and exporting of apples; the state accounts for more than 60 percent of the country’s total apple harvest. Irrigated farming was greatly aided by the construction of a hydroelectric energy complex with a capacity of approximately 2 gigawatts at El Chocón-Cerros Colorados at the confluence of the Neuquén and Limay rivers. There is also pasture livestock breeding in Río Negro.

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But in October 2015, water levels in the Negro River -- near Manaus, the capital of Brazil's state of Amazonas -- decreased so much that boats were left stranded.
A local English speaking guide takes you down the Negro River to explore the area by boat as you travel deeper into the forest to the home of the local Amazonian residents, Cablocos where you spend the evening having dinner with them.
The pink mammal usually hides deep in the South American country's Rio Negro river.
The company will use the loan to develop, build, and operate a run-of-the-river hydroelectric plant along the Negro River in southeastern Ecuador.
One on the Negro River shut down last year after more than twenty years in business.
violaceum is abundant in the water and on the borders of the Negro River in the Amazon basin (12); however, this is >1,000 kilometers from the region where the cases occurred.
Deborah Price returns from nine days in Brazil's rainforest where she tested and treated 216 natives living in seven remote villages along a 210-mile stretch of the Upper Rio Negro River.
The bacterium is found in the heart of the Amazon rainforest along the Rio Negro River, according to the ministry.
Intrepid) specifically to the northwest along the Rio Negro River, with a well developed saprolitic horizon with nickel grades greater than 1.
Rescue crews found no survivors in their search along the banks of the Rio Negro River.
Researchers at Sao Paulo State University (USP) found the skeletons in the Iranduba municipality, 22 kilometers north of Manaus in the state of Amazonas in the lower Rio Negro River region, according to Agencia Brasil.
Viedma and Carmen de Patagones are sister cities that straddle the Rio Negro River.