Vale do Catimbau National Park

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Vale do Catimbau National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
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Catimbau Valley- the 2nd largest Brazilian Archeological site]
Map showing the location of Vale do Catimbau National Park
Map showing the location of Vale do Catimbau National Park
Map of Brazil
Location Near Buíque in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil
Coordinates 8°37′00″S 37°09′00″W / 8.61667°S 37.15°W / -8.61667; -37.15Coordinates: 8°37′00″S 37°09′00″W / 8.61667°S 37.15°W / -8.61667; -37.15
Area 625.54 ha, km ²
Established 2002

The Vale do Catimbau National Park is a national park of Brazil, located in the city of Buíque in the state of Pernambuco. liasged in June 2002, it covers an area of 62554 ha and extending partly into the municipalities of Buíque, Ibimirim and Tupanatinga municipalities.[1] The Catimbau Valley or Vale do Catimbau in Portuguese is Brazil's 2nd largest archaeological site. Among its natural attractions there are beautiful canyons, over 2,000 caves, and 28 registered areas with pre-historical cave paintings. One of the sites, Pedra da Concha (Shell Rock), displays cave art dating at least 6,000 years ago.[2] The Brazilian federal government has listed the valley as a Unit of Integral Conservation and Preservation, managed by ICMBio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Non-volant mammals, Parque Nacional do Catimbau, Vale do Catimbau, Buíque, state of Pernambuco, Brazil, with karyologic data". Chec List Journal of species lists and distribution. ISSN 1809-127X. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Scoones, Simon (1 July 2006). Focus on Brazil. Gareth Stevens. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-0-8368-6720-6. Retrieved 29 January 2013.