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Jequitinhonha River


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The Jequitinhonha River (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒekitʃiˈɲõɲɐ]) flows mainly through the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its source lies near Diamantina in the Espinhaço Mountains at an elevation of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft), after which it flows northward and then east-northeastward across the uplands. At Salto da Divisa, it is interrupted by the Cachoeira (falls) do Salto Grande, 43 metres (141 ft) high. The river descends to the coastal plain at the city of Jequitinhonha, beyond which it is also called Rio Grande do Belmonte, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Belmonte in Bahia state after a course of approximately 1,090 kilometres (680 mi). The main tributaries are the Araçuaí River, Piauí, São Miguel, Itacambiruçu, Salinas, São Pedro, and São Francisco.
The valley of the Jequitinhonha is one of the poorest regions of Brazil and is still prone to endemic yellow fever. It covers 78,451 square kilometres (30,290 sq mi), twice the size of Switzerland, and has an approximate population of one million people, distributed in about 80 municipalities. The most populous of these is Almenara (36,254 in 2004) located on the middle Jequitinhonha.
The valley is known for its variety of gemstones, colonial-era towns, unique handicrafts and starkly beautiful landscapes immortalized by the Brazilian author João Guimarães Rosa.
Most of the soil is arid and is periodically affected by drought or floods. The economically active population numbers over 400,000, of which 180,000 are in the rural areas practicing rudimentary agriculture and cattle raising. Industry employs 50,000 people and is the most important economic source for the municipalities.
In the past the region was covered by forests and occupied by indigenous people. What contributed to the deforestation and subsequent degradation of the region was the predatory activity of mining and extraction of diamonds.
Today there are attempts to develop the work of local artisans, especially in ceramics. While living in total isolation, they have developed ceramic craftwork that is mainly performed by the women, who belong to associations. They make utilitarian pieces that are ranked as the most creative works of Brazilian popular art. The famous "dolls" from that region are in fact pitchers for holding fresh water, thus losing this function and becoming decorative objects.
The electrical company of Minas Gerais (CEMIG) constructed a hydroelectric plant on the river between Berilo and Grão Mogol. The Usina Presidente Juscelino Kubitscheck, the hydroelectric plant powered by Irapé Dam, has an installed capacity of 360 MW and regulates the waters of the river which periodically flood. CEMIG began the work in 2002 and in April 2003 diverted the river to two tunnels with a length of more than 1.2 km (three-quarters of a mile). The dam and power station were completed in 2006.
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Jequitinhonha River

Jequitinhonha River

River in Brazil

  • Desc: The Jequitinhonha River flows mainly through the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its source lies near Diamantina in the Espinhaço Mountains at an elevation of 1,200 metres, after which it flows northward and then east-northeastward across the uplands.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jequitinhonha_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Thing, Place, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 725.94

São Francisco River

River in Brazil

Araçuaí River

Araçuaí River

River in Brazil

  • Desc: The Araçuaí River is a river of Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. The Araçuaí River flows through the Jequitinhonha Valley in the northeast of Minas Gerais, through the town of Araçuaí, which the river takes its name from.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara%C3%A7ua%C3%AD_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Thing, Place, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.04
Itacambiruçu River

Itacambiruçu River

River in Brazil

Macaúba River

River in Brazil

Itinga River

Itinga River

River in Brazil

  • Desc: The Itinga River is a river in the state of Minas Gerais, located in southeastern Brazil.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itinga_River
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Thing, Place, RiverBodyOfWater
  • Result Score: 0.01

Tabatinga River

River in Brazil

Pardo River

Pardo River

River in Brazil

Syagrus coronata

Syagrus coronata

Plants

  • Desc: Syagrus coronata, commonly known as the Ouricury palm, aricuri palm, or licuri palm, is a species of palm tree that plays an important role in the diets of tropical seasonally dry forest animals.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syagrus_coronata
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 0.01
Espinhaço Mountains

Espinhaço Mountains

Mountain range in Brazil

  • Desc: The Espinhaço Mountains are a mountain range in Brazil. The range runs roughly north and south through the states of Minas Gerais and Bahia, extending for approximately 1,100 km.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espinha%C3%A7o_Mountains
  • Type: Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.01
Itaobim

Itaobim

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Itaobim is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2007 was 20,986inhabitants in a total area of 680 km². It belongs to the Pedra Azul statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 180 meters. It became a municipality in 1962. This municipality is located on the important BR-116 highway, 43 km. south of Medina. It is on the left bank of the Jequitinhonha River. The climate is hot and humid with an annual average temperature of 24.4°C. Neighboring municipalities are: Medina, Jequitinhonha, Ponto dos Volantes and Itinga. The distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte is 604 kilometers. The main economic activities are cattle raising and subsistence farming. The GDP was R$93,447,000. There were 01 banking agencies in 2006.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itaobim
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.01

Felisburgo

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Felisburgo is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. The population as of 2007 was estimated to be 6,687 people living in a total area of 594 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felisburgo
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Presidente Kubitschek

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Presidente Kubitschek is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 2,978 living in a total area of 189 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidente_Kubitschek
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Couto de Magalhães de Minas

Municipality in Brazil

Almenara

Almenara

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Almenara, is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Situated on the Jequitinhonha River it is the largest city in that river valley. Its 2007 population was estimated at 36,907 and the municipal area was 2,301 km². It was founded on 13 January 1938. In 1981 the city was made the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Almenara. The elevation is 248 meters. The postal code is 39900-000. The distance to the state capital, Belo Horizonte, is 744 kilometers. Almenara is also the center of a statistical microregion of the same name.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almenara,_Minas_Gerais
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Gouveia

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Gouveia is a Brazilian municipality located in the center of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 11,569 living in a total area of 874 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gouveia,_Minas_Gerais
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Capelinha

Capelinha

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Capelinha is a Brazilian municipality located in the north-center of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2013 was 36,740 living in a total area of 966 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capelinha
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Northern brown howler

Northern brown howler

Primate

  • Desc: The northern brown howler is the type subspecies of the brown howler, native to Brazil. It is listed as critically endangered, with fewer than 250 individuals restricted to vicinity of the Jequitinhonha River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_brown_howler
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
Araçuaí

Araçuaí

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Araçuaí is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais in the Jequitinhonha River valley. The Araçuaí River, a tributary of the Jequitinhonha, flows through it.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ara%C3%A7ua%C3%AD
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Virgem da Lapa

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Virgem da Lapa is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was estimated to be 14,103 people living in a total area of 871 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgem_da_Lapa
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Felício dos Santos

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Felício dos Santos is a Brazilian municipality located in the center-north of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 5,685 living in a total area of 358 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel%C3%ADcio_dos_Santos
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
Datas

Datas

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Datas is a Brazilian municipality located in the north-center of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 5,418 living in a total area of 309 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datas
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Rubim

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Rubim is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2007 was 9,561 inhabitants in a total area of 969 km². Rubim belongs to the Almenara statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 254 meters. It became a municipality in 1943.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubim
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Joaíma

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Joaíma is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. The population as of 2007 was estimated to be 14,881 people living in a total area of 1,668 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa%C3%ADma
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Salto da Divisa

Salto da Divisa

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Salto da Divisa is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2008 was 7,127 inhabitants in a total area of 943.647 km². It is the easternmost municipality of Minas Gerais Salto da Divisa belongs to the Almenara statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 142 meters. It became a municipality in 1948.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salto_da_Divisa
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Jacinto

Jacinto

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Jacinto is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. Jacinto is located on the right bank of the Jequitinhonha River. It is 44 kilometers east of Almenara.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacinto,_Minas_Gerais
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Coronel Murta

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Coronel Murta is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was estimated to be 9,120 people living in a total area of 813 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronel_Murta
  • Type: Thing, City, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Itinga

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Itinga is a Brazilian municipality located in the northeast of the state of Minas Gerais. As of 2007 the population was 14,587 in a total area of 1,641 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion of Jequitinhonha and to the microregion of Araçuaí. The elevation of the municipal seat is 269 meters. It became a municipality in 1943. This municipality is located 33 kilometers to the west of the important BR-116 highway. It is connected by paved road. The Jequitinhonha River flows through the town. Most of the town is on the left bank of the river, but the two sides are connected by a bridge.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itinga
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Olhos-d'Água

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Olhos-d'Água is a Brazilian municipality located in the north of the state of Minas Gerais. Its population as of 2007 was 4,991 people living in a total area of 2,086 km².
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olhos-d'%C3%81gua
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Pedra Azul

Pedra Azul

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Pedra Azul is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Minas Gerais, located in the northeast of the state, in the Jequitinhonha River valley region. The population in 2007 was 24,851 in a total area of 1,619 km². The city belongs to the mesoregion of Jequitinhonha and to the microregion of Pedra Azul. The elevation of the municipal seat is 617 meters. It became a municipality in 1911.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedra_Azul
  • Type: AdministrativeArea, City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00
Rio do Prado

Rio do Prado

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Rio do Prado is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2007 was 4,489 inhabitants in a total area of 479 km². Rio do Prado belongs to the Almenara statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 350 meters. It became a municipality in 1953.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rio_do_Prado
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Santa Maria do Salto

Municipality in Brazil

  • Desc: Santa Maria do Salto is a municipality in the northeast of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its population in 2007 was 5,724 inhabitants in a total area of 442 km². Santa Maria do Salto belongs to the Almenara statistical microregion. The elevation of the municipal seat is 220 meters. It became a municipality in 1962.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_do_Salto
  • Type: City, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.00

Spinning lives

Book by Luciana Aguiar Bittencourt

  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00

Nematocharax

Fish

  • Desc: Nematocharax is a genus of freshwater fish in the family Characidae. It contains the single species Nematocharax venustus, which is endemic to Brazil, where it is found in the Jequitinhonha River basin.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nematocharax
  • Type: Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
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