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The Paraibuna is a river in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, and a major tributary of the Para燢a do Sul. It flows through the important commercial and industrial city of Juiz de Fora. The name of the river probably comes from the Tupi "par y b'una" signifying "great dark river".
Along the valley of the Paraibuna were built the roads that opened up Minas Gerais and the Zona da Mata Mineira to settlement and development. Among these were the Caminho Novo das Minas in 1707, the Estrada Uni緌 e Indstria in 1856 and also the Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil railway.
The Marmelos Zero Power Plant, the first hydroelectric plant in South America, was built on the Paraibuna in 1889 by the industrial magnate Bernardo Mascarenhas.

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