Presentation made by Léa Corrêa Pinto. Iterei
Brazil is the country that probably hides in its own territory the largest extension of mountain range “Serra do Mar”, “Serra Mantiqueira , “Serra do Espinhaço“
In contrast to the Andes, which rose to elevations of nearly 7,000 metres (22,966 ft) in a relatively recent epoch and inverted the Amazon's direction of flow from westward to eastward, Brazil's geological formation is very old.
Precambrian crystalline shields cover 36% of the territory, especially its central area. The principal mountain ranges average elevations just under 2,000 metres (6,562 ft).
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