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Map of the Brazil biomass The Cerrado has a type of vegetation composing brazilian phytogeography and it is also the second most important vegetation cover of the country (occupies 24% of the national territory), surpassed only by the Amazon rainforest.
It is extended over eleven States of Brazil and also in the Federal District; it is considered as the cradle of the waters of the country.
However, its surface has deeply decreased along the years width the human intervention.
The region of Cerrado has a tropical climate with two well defined seasons (which can be modified by climatic changes):

* a rainy period (October till April),
* another dry one, from May till September.

It covers the states of the Central-West region of Brazil like the State of Goiás, the State of Mato Grosso, the States of Mato Grosso do Sul and of Distrito Federal, as well as the southern states of Pará and Maranhão, the interior of Tocantins, part of the west of the State of Bahia, as well as the three-quarters of the State of Minas Gerais (western part of the Cordillera do Espinhasse) and the northern of the State of São Paulo.

A vegetation consisting, in principle, by species that adapt to the two distinct seasons (as occurs in the Midwest), deciduous and with deep roots (and small, with twisted branches and thick sheets).
The Cerrado comprises various characteristics of vegetation, being, that way, classified into sub systems:
field, cerrado, cerradão (big cerrado), woods, riparian woods, paths, and wetland environments, etc.
In general, the grounds are poor and very acid.
Cerrado landscapes ...

The various landscapes of Cerrado..

Some photos are available to show the regions enclosed in the area covered by the biomass Cerrado, but we only present here the places with particularities or the beauty of nature.

A great part of the country is constituted of a mountainous relief crossed by valleys with streams or more or less important rivers.
This part of Brazil is considered the center of waters of the country.
Hence, many rivers (Tocantins, etc) will descend by the north, or the east to irrigate regions and states (Click on the image above).
The Cordillera of Espinhass.
(State of Minas Gerais to the south and Bahia to the north)

Relatively long chain of mountains (around 1000 km) and narrow (width between 50 km and 100 km), it is crossed by numerous valleys and peaks.
This cordillera is responsible for the river supply networks division between the São Francisco river and the other streams that will throw directly into the Atlantic Ocean.
To the north are the mountains forming the Chapada Diamantina in the State of Bahia (Click on the image below).

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