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Baixada Fluminense

Baixada Fluminense (bĪshäˈdə flōmēnēNnˈsə) [key], coastal lowland region, Rio de Janeiro state, SE Brazil. It extends c.250 mi (400 km) from Sepetiba Bay to the Paraíba River between the Serro do Mar and the Atlantic Ocean. Intensive farming, especially near Rio de Janeiro, is practiced. Formerly marshy and disease-ridden, much of the region was drained in the 1930s.

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