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Paria

 

a gulf of the Atlantic Ocean on the northeastern coast of South America, in Venezuela. It is separated from the ocean by the island of Trinidad and by the Peninsula de Paria. It is connected to the ocean by the Dragon’s Mouth channel to the north and the Serpent’s Mouth to the east. It has a maximum depth of 22 m. There are strong tidal currents of more than 3.5 km per hour. On the northeastern shore is the port of Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago.


Paria

 

a peninsula in northeastern South America, in Venezuela. It adjoins a gulf to the north by the same name. Paria is separated from the island of Trinidad by the Dragon’s Mouth channel. It is about 120 km long. The northern part is mountainous, with elevations up to 1,254 m, while the southern part is lowlands. The climate is subequatorial, with humid summers. On the northern slopes of the mountains are xerophyte meadows and underbrush; on the southern slopes, evergreen forests. Cacao is cultivated in the southwest.

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Anonymous 1593 Los moxones e limites de las tierras que dio el ynga Guayna Capa a los yndios soras de Paria la viexa.
Corocoro and Punta Sur fields are both located offshore in the Gulf of Paria.
The contract, valued at US$75 million, is for the application of a concrete weight-coating system, CONCRETKOTE[R], on 115 km of 3-inch steel pipes, which will ultimately connect the Dragon offshore platform with the Cigma industrial complex, located in the Paria Peninsula, Sucre State.
In Peregrinations d'une paria (1838), for example, she insists on the fact that her father's relatives did not consider her to be a legitimate child of her father and a full member of the Tristan family, (3) Likewise, in her letters, published under the title Flora Tristan.
In 2005, PetroCanada signed production sharing contracts for blocks 1a and 1b in the Gulf of Paria and Block 22 off Tobago.
A l'occasion du 29e colloque annuel Nineteenth-Century French Studies qui s'est tenu a l'automne 2003 a l'Universite d'Arizona a Tucson, Marie-Pierre Le Hir avait chaleureusement accueilli le projet d'une seance qui se centrerait sur l'ecriture de l'alterite et sur les rapports entre ipseite et etrangerete dans l'ouvrage de Flora Tristan, Peregrinations d'une paria (1833-1834), recit de son voyage au Perou et autobiographie (1).
From the desert area of Paria Canyon to the Colorado River and the Wasatch Range, Lee describes 20 diverse areas and activities they are conducive to including: backpacking, hiking, river rafting, and mountain biking.
That's why researchers had suggested that the planned flood take place right after a delivery of sediment from the Paria River, which flows into the Colorado about 25 kilometers downstream of Glen Canyon Dam.
His observation of powerful currents of fresh water flowing into the ocean in the Gulf of Paria led Columbus to think that they might be the four rivers mentioned in Genesis 2:10-14 and that he might therefore be in the environs of the Terrestrial Paradise.
To remedy this, the 2003-04 tests will time the flows to make use of the sand and sediment that enters the Colorado River from the Paria River.
But it's actually eastern Venezuela's Paria Peninsula, where buffalo ranching takes advantage of the wetlands that spread north from the delta where the mighty Orinoco River spills into the Atlantic Ocean.
Pero en realidad es en la peninsula venezolana de Paria, donde las marismas que se extienden al norte del delta del caudaloso rio Orinoco, son propicias para la cria de bufalos.