Brazil on map
Brazil in the map. Brazil on map (South America - Americas) to print. Brazil on map (South America - Americas) to download. Geologically, Brazil occupies 75% of the South American Platform which is composed of Phanerozoic sedimentary basins and Precambrian shields as its shown in Brazil on map. The Atlantic Shield in eastern Brazil is formed by the São Francisco Craton and three geotectonic provinces. One of them, the Mantiqueira Province, is composed of three orogenic fold belts (Ribeira, Araçuaí and Dom Feliciano).
Ecologically, Brazil is divided into 6 biomes, containing 6 Biosphere Reserves, 17 World Heritage Sites and more than 900 Conservation Units as its mentioned in Brazil on map. It is the first among the megadiverse countries. The biome of the Atlantic Rainforest / (Mata Atlântica) contains the second largest biosphere reserve in the world, 4 of the 7 Brazilian Natural World Heritage Sites and approximately 600 of the 900 conservation units. It is listed among the top 5 hotspots regarding flora and fauna diversity.
Transport infrastructure in Brazil is characterized by strong regional differences and lack of development of the national rail network as you can see in Brazil on map. Brazil fast growing economy, and especially the growth in exports, will place increasing demands on the transport networks. However, sizeable new investments that are expected to address some of the issues are either planned or in progress.
Technological research in Brazil is largely carried out in public universities and research institutes, and more than 73% of funding for basic research comes from government sources as its shown in Brazil on map. Some of Brazil most notable technological hubs are the Oswaldo Cruz Institute, the Butantan Institute, the Air Force Aerospace Technical Center, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation and the INPE.