Tijuco River

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Tijuco River
Country Brazil
Physical characteristics
  location Minas Gerais state
Paranaíba River

The Tijuco River (Portuguese, Rio Tijuco [1] ) is a river of Minas Gerais state in southeastern Brazil. Geologically, the Tijuco River basin is inserted in the plateau unit of Central Brazil, in a geotectonic sedimentary basin called Paraná Sedimentary Basin.

It is a tributary of the Paranaíba River, which it joins in the reservoir created by São Simão Dam.

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18°40′49″S50°4′8″W / 18.68028°S 50.06889°W / -18.68028; -50.06889 [2]

  1. ^ GNS coordinates adjusted using Google Maps and GeoLocator

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