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The mouth of the Paraba do Sul river.

O rio Paraba do Sul banha os estados de So Paulo, Minas Gerais e Rio de Janeiro. Ele nasce na confluncia dos rios Paraitinga e Paraibuna, no estado de So Paulo, percorre um pequeno trecho do sudeste de Minas Gerais, fazendo a divisa natural deste com o estado do Rio de Janeiro, atravessa grande parte desse ltimo e tem sua foz em em Atafona (So Joo da Barra). Seu percurso total de 1.120 km, no sentido oeste para leste.


The Paraba do Sul, or simply termed Paraba is a river in the south-east of Brazil. It flows 1,120 kilometres west to northeast from its source at the junction of the Paraitinga and Paraibuna rivers to the sea Atafona (So Joao da Barra), near Campos dos Goytacazes. Its main tributaries are the rivers Jaguari, Buquira, Paraibuna, Preto, Pomba and Muria. These last two are the longest and join the main river 140 kilometres and 50 kilometres from the mouth respectively. The valley of the Paraba do Sul is located between the latitudes 2026' and 2339'S and the longitudes of 41 and 4630'W and covers an area of about 57,000 km distributed over three states. The main economic activities are industry and cattle raising.

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