sertão

(Portuguese: `backwoods,` or `bush`), dry interior region of northeastern Brazil that is largely covered with caatingas (scrubby upland forests). ... [2 related articles]
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sertão

sertão (sur'touN) [Port.,=backlands], semiarid hinterland of NE Brazil; c.250,000 sq mi (647,500 sq km). Its characteristic landscape is the caatinga, or thorny scrub forest. The chief occupation of the region is stock raising. The sertão area, in the “polygon of drought,R...
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Sertão

Because the sertão lies close to the equator,{vague|date=January 2014} temperatures remain nearly uniform throughout the year and are typically tropical, often extremely hot in the west. However, the sertão is distinctive in its low rainfall compared to other areas of Brazil. Because of the relatively cool temperatures in the South Atlantic Ocea...
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