Brazil is considered a megadiverse country, possessing six terrestrial biomes. Brazil's twenty-six states and the Federal District are conventionally divided into five regions that correspond generally to the country's major landforms and biomes.
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Alter do Chão is the main tourist area of Santarém in Pará state, Brazil. A popular tourist spot, with some of the most beautiful freshwater beaches in Brazil, Santarém is the most important town on the Amazon between Belém and Manaus and is a port of call for river steamers.
The Amapá Biodiversity Corridor is an ecological corridor in the state of Amapá, Brazil. An ecological corridor in Brazil is a collection of natural or semi-natural areas that link protected areas and allow gene flow between them.
Amazonia National Park is located in Pará state in north-central Brazil and is situated along the Tapajós River, covering about 3,300 sq mi. Consisting of dense humid tropical forest, the park contains an extremely biodiverse habitat.
The Amazon Rainforest is a natural region and biome in northern South America that occupies the Amazon Basin, a drainage basin of the Amazon River and its tributaries in South America. Nine nations have some part of the Amazon region within their borders.
Aparados da Serra National Park was created in 1959 as one of Brazil's first national parks. Located within the Serra Geral range in the south of Brazil, it contains rich biodiversity as the result of its diverse relief and of being situated at the intersection between coastal forests, grasslands and Araucaria moist forests.
The Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic Forest in Brazil. The 25 protected areas that make up the site display the biological wealth and evolutionary history of one of the most threatened biomes in the world.
The Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) runs along the coast of eastern and southeastern Brazil, stretching inland into Argentina and Paraguay. Although only a small part of the original forests remain, it is still one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet.
The Borborema Plateau, also known as Serra da Borborema (Borborema Mountains), makes up the northeasternmost portion of the Brazilian Highlands. The primary watershed of the region, the plateau is the source of more than 100 rivers.
Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Federal District. Laid out along an east-west axis crossed by a north-south axis, curved to follow the topography as a transportation thoroughfare, Brasília is a definitive example of 20th century modernist urbanism.
The Southern Atlantic submarine ridge forms the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago and Rocas Atoll off the coast of Brazil which represents a large proportion of the island surface of the South Atlantic. Their waters are important for the breeding and feeding of tuna, shark and marine mammals.