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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica


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Or Parnahiba, a port of the state of Piauhy, Brazil, on the right bank of the Parnahyba river, 250 m. below the c pital, Therezina. Pop. of the municipality (1890), 4415. Parnahyba is situated at the point where the most easterly of the delta outlets, or channels, called the Rio Iguarassu, branches off from the main stream. All the outlet channels of the river are obstructed by bars built up by the strong current along the Atlantic coast, and only vessels of light draught can enter. The town has some well-constructed buildings of the old Portuguese type, including two churches and a fine hospital. Parnahyba is the commercial entrepot of the state. It exports hides, goat-skins, cotton and tobacco, chiefly through the small port of Amarragao, at the mouth of the Rio Iguarassu, I 1 m. distant.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Parnahyba'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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