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National Park Serra do Catimbau (Parque Nacional do Catimbau) description and photos - Brazil: Recife. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parque Nacional do Catimbau.
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Serra do Catimbau is a national park located in the state of Pernambuco. It was formed in 2002. Currently, the total area of Serra do Catimbau is 62,300 hectares. The park is included in the list of areas of Brazil with special biological importance. The reason for this was located on its territory, one of the surviving sections of Caatinga.
Another distinctive feature of the national park is the artifacts and rock paintings of the prehistoric era of Brazil. The approximate age of most of the artifacts found on the territory of Serra do Ctimbau is about 6,000 years. Currently, archaeologists have discovered more than 30 historical monuments in the park. Therefore, the territory of Serra do Catimbau is deservedly called the archaeological park of Brazil, the second after Serra da Capivara.
Speaking of kaatinga, it is worth making a little clarification. The territory of Caatinga is a white forest (in Portuguese, Caatinga is translated as `` white forest ''). The total area of caatinga in the country is 750,000 sq. Km. This is approximately 11% of the entire Brazilian territory. Often, these areas are engaged in raising cattle and plant growing (grapes, melon, papaya). Sometimes it happens that in the areas of Kaatinga there is a severe drought.
In general, the territory of Kaatinga is in many ways similar to the African savannah. The reason for this similarity was the geographical location. Karting is in a zone of 2 seasons: dry, lasting up to nine months, and rainy, which lasts about three months. Precipitation is irregular here.
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