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Tocantins river is 2.460 km long being one of the longest rivers in the planet, its bed is located in the highlands central Brazil, near Pirenópolis (one of the towns on this my travel). The river has its mouth in Marajó Bay, together with Amazon river. Its basin is divided by six states. Curiously its main tributary (Araguaia) is even longest than it and inside there is the largest island in the planet inside a river (20.000 square km) and inside this island there is a long river.
Tocantins river has seven dams to produce electricity, some of them are the largest of the country.
In this image you can see the tables at distance, in Maranhão State, behind me was Tocantins state.
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O rio Tocantins tem 2460 km, sendo um dos maiores rios do planeta. Suas nascentes estão nas terras altas do Planalto Central, pertinho de Pirenópolis, uma cidade que já mostrei no início dessa viagem. A foz do rio é na Baía de Marajó, junto com o rio Amazonas. Curiosamente seu maior afluente (o Araguaia) é mesmo mais longo que ele e tem dentro de si a maior ilha fluvial do mundo, com cerca de 20 mil km2 e até um longo rio dentro dela.
O rio Tocantins tem sua bacia espalhada por seis unidades da federação e possui sete barragens para gerar energia, algumas delas são as maiores do país.
Nessa foto vemos ao longe as mesas do Maranhão e atrás de mim estavam terras do estado de Tocantins.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13253 W: 174 N: 27741] (117665)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-12
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-07-21 1:29
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