Paraíba do Norte River

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Paraíba river in its medium course, crossing Itabaiana municipality

The Paraíba do Norte River, also known simply as the Paraíba River, is a river in Paraíba state of northeastern Brazil.[1][2] The river originates in the Borborema Plateau, and it flows northeast to empty into the Atlantic Ocean north of João Pessoa, the state capital.[1] Its estuary, full of little islands—among them Restinga—is the habitat of a range of animal species, as well as a number of ecosystems such as: lakes, mangroves, the Atlantic Forest and salt marshes.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ecoturismo in Paraiba region. Retrieved on September 18, 2015.
  2. ^ Crustáceos decápodos da Ilha da Restinga. Retrieved on September 18, 2015.