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3. What is the region indicated on the map best known for?

The Amazon covers the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amapá, Acre, Roraima, Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, part of Maranhão, and 5 municipalities in Goiás. The forest includes 59 percent of Brazil’s territory (but is home to only 12.3 percent of the population) and spreads outside of Brazilian borders into parts of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.

The Amazon covers the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amapá, Acre, Roraima, Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, part of Maranhão, and 5 municipalities in Goiás. The forest includes 59 percent of Brazil’s territory (but is home to only 12.3 percent of the population) and spreads outside of Brazilian borders into parts of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.

The Amazon covers the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amapá, Acre, Roraima, Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, part of Maranhão, and 5 municipalities in Goiás. The forest includes 59 percent of Brazil’s territory (but is home to only 12.3 percent of the population) and spreads outside of Brazilian borders into parts of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.

The Amazon covers the states of Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Amapá, Acre, Roraima, Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, part of Maranhão, and 5 municipalities in Goiás. The forest includes 59 percent of Brazil’s territory (but is home to only 12.3 percent of the population) and spreads outside of Brazilian borders into parts of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador.

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The Amazon rainforest

 

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The Nile river

 
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