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Río

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Rio,

respectively Spanish and Portuguese terms for river. For those not listed here, see under the second element of the name. Thus, for Río Lerma, see LermaLerma
, river, c.350 mi (560 km) long, rising in Mexico state, central Mexico. It flows NW and W through Guanajuato state to Lake Chapala, crossing the part of the central plateau known as the Anáhuac.
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Rio de Janeiro

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1. a port in SE Brazil, on Guanabara Bay: the country's chief port and its capital from 1763 to 1960; backed by mountains, notably Sugar Loaf Mountain; founded by the French in 1555 and taken by the Portuguese in 1567. Pop.: 11 469 000 (2005 est.)
2. a state of E Brazil. Capital: Rio de Janeiro. Pop.: 14 724 475 (2002). Area: 42 911 sq. km (16 568 sq. miles)
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Ojeada sinóptica sobre la vegetación del delta del río Paraná.
La Selva Marginal de Punta Lara, en la Rivera Argentina del río de La Plata.
Biomass structure and dry matter dynamics of subtropical alluvial and exotic Ligustrum forests at the río de la Plata, Argentina.
Relación entre las comunidades vegetales de los neoecosistemas de albardon y la heterogeneidad ambiental del bajo delta del río Paraná: tendencias sucesionales y proyección sobre la composición futura.