Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2000
Size of heritage: 5,323,018 ha
The Central Amazon Conservation Complex makes up the largest protected area in the Amazon Basin (over 6 million hectares) and is one of the planet’s richest regions in terms of biodiversity. It also includes an important sample of varzea ecosystems, igapó forests, lakes and channels which take the form of a constantly evolving aquatic mosaic that is home to the largest array of electric fish in the world. The site protects key threatened species, including giant arapaima fish, the Amazonian manatee, the black caiman and two species of river dolphin.
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Small airport - 80 mi (129 km) Eduardo Gomes International Airport
Medium airport - 164 mi (265 km) Ponta Pelada Airport
Medium airport - 172 mi (277 km) Coari Airport
Small airport - 188 mi (303 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:Less relevant cities
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Aldeia Vila Batista
- Boca da Lagoa Sao Joao
- Bom Sucesso
- Foz do Rio Jau
- Porto Alegre
- Sao Domingos
- Sao Francisco de Assis
- Sao Francisco do Castanhal
- Sao Joao
- Sitio Caioe
- Sitio Castanhal
- Sitio Francisco A. Nascimento
- Sitio Manoel dos Santos
- Sitio Maravilha
- Sitio Nilson C. de Sousa
- Terra Preta
- Uniao de Marara
- Velho Airao