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Purus

(po͞oro͞oz`), river, c.2,100 mi (3,380 km) long, rising in the Andes Mts., E Peru. It flows generally northeast in a meandering course, across Acre and Amazonas states, NW Brazil, to the Amazon River. Mostly navigable, it traverses a rubber-producing region and receives the Acre River at Bôca do Acre.

Purús

 

a river in South America, mainly in Brazil, a right tributary of the Amazon. It is 3,200 km long and drains an area of 365,000 sq km. Originating in Peru, near the eastern foothills of the Andes, it meanders through the Amazon Basin within clayey and lightly eroded banks in humid equatorial forests. The mean annual flow rate is 12,600 cu m per sec. High water is in March and April. The Purús is navigable for almost its entire length.

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Es asi como llega al Alto Purus Euclides da Cunha, cuya conclusion es una afirmacion categorica o seringueiro e um forte.
Micro regiao do Purus as areas de cultura permanente por municipio em ordem decrescente sao: Labrea--banana 72,9%, cafe robusta 9,7%, cafe arabica 4,1%,acai 3%,cupuacu 2,97%, mamao e manga 1,8% cada; Canutama--banana 70,2%, cafe 11,8%, cupuacu 10,4%, pupunha 7,6%;, Tapaua--banana 46%, acai 31,4%, pupunha 9,9%, cafe arabica 5,5%, limao 3,67%, cupuacu 3,5%.
Besides, stronger differences in basin 1 may have also been due to the fact that this was the only basin that drains into the Purus River (the others drain into the Madeira River), a result in accordance with other studies, which have also found differences in ichthyofauna composition between basins that drain into different large rivers (Matthews and Robison, 1988; Carlson and Daniels, 2004; Mondonga et al., 2005; Ingenito and Buckup, 2007).
Beckett writes that the laugh that laughs at that which is unhappy is the risus purus. This may be so, but the world is not so easily convinced, hence Zeno's difficulty.
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In lacinia, lacus eget facilisis mollis, velit lorem tincidunt leo, et auctor leo purus sed elit.
seniculus se distribuye desde el norte de los Andes colombianos, abarca Venezuela, la isla de Trinidad, el oriente de las Guayanas, norte de la Amazonia brasilena, Ecuador, Peru y el oeste del Purus en el Brasil y Bolivia (3, 5, 13, 22).
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