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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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Entre los principales rios de la region Madre de Dios, el Manu y Heath, son los adecuados para los lobos de rio, porque presentan un alto numero de cochas (17 y 14 cochas respectivamente) y un area importante de espejo de agua, por lo que albergan las mayores poblaciones de la especie la region.
The new app builds off of the proof-of-concept HQ RIO app developed in 2015.
You have four choices; Rio 1, Rio 2, Rio 3 and Rio First Edition.
Spencer Cho, Director of Overseas Product Marketing, Kia Motors Corporation, commented, "As one of our best-selling models worldwide, the Rio is an important car for Kia.
"When we ask our consumers what Rio means to them, the overwhelming response is that it's a 'new experience.' Rio has been manufacturing hunting and shooting cartridges since 1896.
The engagement comes just five months after Del Rio and Paige began publicly dating.
2 TEAM GB LIVE (iOS and Android, free) They say: The official Team GB Rio 2016 Olympic Games app brings you closer to all the action in Brazil.
Even though Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's #1 Tourist Destination and the host of one of the biggest global parties each year (the world famous Carnival), the hospitality sector needs a huge improvement before next year's 2016 Summer Olympics.
Coming from the success of the line up last year, MyPhone is positive that RIO 2 will be a big hit as well.
Nick Watson and 11-year-old Rio, who has special needs, took part in the event on Friday.
My Rio de Janeiro: A Cookbook comes from a culinary teacher and Rio native living in the U.S., and packs in some 90 recipes intrinsic to Rio culture and cuisine.
Rio Tinto expects to finalise the sale in the third quarter of the year.