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Rio Grandedo Norte

Rio Grande do Norte is a maritime province of Brazil, having the Atlantic on the N. and E., Parahyba on the S., Ceara on the W., and containing 22,000 square miles. Mountainous in S. and W., the land descends N. and E. to a flat sandy coast. The coast is dangerous on account of its shoals, and there are no important rivers. The chief productions are cotton, sugar-cane, and manioc, and many cattle and horses are reared. The country also produces resin, gums, balsam, and dye-woods, and among the minerals are gold, silver, iron, salt, crystal, sandstone, limestone, and granite.