Roraima


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Roraima

(ro͝orī`mə), state (1996 pop. 247,724), 88,843 sq mi (230,103 sq km), NW Brazil, on the border of Venezuela and Guyana. Boa VistaBoa Vista
, city (1996 pop. 154,166), capital of Roraima state, NW Brazil, on the Rio Branco. Its economy is based on the processing and shipment of minerals (gold, bauxite, diamonds, and gold) found in the surrounding region.
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 is the capital. Located almost entirely in the Guiana HighlandsGuiana Highlands,
mountainous tableland, c.1,200 mi (1,930 km) long and from 200 to 600 mi (322–966 km) wide, N South America, bounded by the Orinoco and Amazon river basins, and by the coastal lowlands of the Guianas.
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, the region is drained by the Rio Branco. The climate is equatorial, with wet winters and dry summers. During the rainy season, transportation is almost impossible. The economy is based on the exploitation of tropical-forest products (largely rubber and Brazil nuts) and on minerals (diamonds, gold, bauxite, quartz, and some oil). Vast stretches of Roraima's rain forests have been leveled for industrial development. Cattle breeding is also important. There is little agriculture. Some 12,000 indigenous people live on the reservation of Raposa Serra do Sol.

The region was penetrated in the late 17th cent. by bandeiras seeking to enslave the native tribes. By the mid-18th cent., the Portuguese had fortified some areas to prevent penetration by the Spanish, English, and Dutch. Roraima was created in 1943 (as a federal territory) from land formerly belonging to AmazonasAmazonas
, state (1996 pop. 2,390,102), 604,032 sq mi (1,564,445 sq km), NW Brazil. The capital is Manaus.
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 state; until 1962 it was named Rio Branco.

Roraima

 

a mountain massif in the Guiana Highlands, in the Sierra Pacaraima, on the border of Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil. Elevation, 2,772 m. Mount Roraima is composed primarily of quartz sandstones penetrated by sills and dikes of diabase and gabbro. The flat peak has turret-like edges; the slopes are very steep (400 m).

Roraima

a state of N Brazil: chiefly rainforest. Capital: Boa Vista. Pop.: 346 871 (2002). Area: 230 104 sq. km (89 740 sq. miles)
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Para isso, trabalhamos com o jornal Folha de Boa Vista (FBV), o maior e mais antigo periodico de Roraima (RR).
Observa-se por meio da Tabela 2, que em media dos gastos com assistencia hospitalar dos estados pesquisados foi de R$ 136,52 por habitante em 2009 e em 2010 esse valor aumentou para 177,47 e que Parana, Acre e Alagoas foram aqueles com as menores razoes desse tipo de despesa por habitante e aqueles com maiores gastos por habitante foram Sao Paulo, Rio Grande do Norte e Roraima no ano de 2009 e, em 2010, os menores gastos por habitante foram de Parana, Maranhao e Acre e Sao Paulo, Roraima e Rio Grande do Norte foram os estados com maiores razoes desse tipo de despesa pela total da populacao.
O experimento foi realizado com frutos de bananeira 'Prata-Ana', no periodo de janeiro a fevereiro de 2010, colhidos na empresa Roraima Agrofrutas (latitude 2[degrees]50'06" N e longitude 60[degrees]40'28" W).
Overall, we found >3 distinct DENV-4 introductions into Roraima State: 1 from the Caribbean region [approximately equal to]3 decades ago (indicated as 1 in Figure 1, left panel), and 2 from the strain that has become endemic in Venezuela within the last decade (indicated as 3 and 5 in Figure 1, right panel).
Es una actividad que existe en el Estado de Roraima desde hace mas de una decada, suscitando discusiones y acciones de varios organos e instituciones que actuan en el combate del trafico de humanos y explotacion sexual de ninos, mujeres y adolescentes, entre ellos destacan la Secretaria del Trabajo y Bien Estar Social (SETRABES) -- del Gobierno del Estado de Roraima (Pimentel; Oliveira, 2007; Siems; Pimentel, 2006; Oliveira, 2006).
He and his fellow journeymen climbed one mile straight to the top of Mount Roraima, and were then helicoptered to Kukenan, a world of awesome, aggressive-shaped rocks.
The case centres on Raposa Serra do Sol, around 17,000 square kilometres of land home to 19,000 indigenous people, who comprise four tribes in the northernmost Brazilian state of Roraima, situated between Venezuela and Guyana.
vanzoi Carvalho, 1997 (caracteres en parentesis) de Fazenda Salvamento Rio Uraricoera, Roraima, Brasil, por presentar 14-191amelas en el cuarto dedo (11-17), no presenta una banda dorsolateral clara definida entre la rostral y la base de la cola, uno a seis poros femorales en machos (3-4).
The analysis focused on the five states--Para, Mato Grosso, Rondonia, Roraima, and Acre--that account for roughly 90 percent of all deforestation in Brazil's Amazon.
El comercio entre la capital guyanesa de Georgetown y Boa Vista, en el estado brasileno de Roraima, se paraliza al instante.
These are the Macuxi, Marubo, and Yanomami who partly inhabit the northern state of Roraima.