Category Geography

World Map of Perseus Noha
Geography

World Map of Perseus Noha

This map published in 1414 represents Europe, Asia, and North Africa. One can observe the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. This map has the original size of 18x27cm and is in the Vatican Apostolic Library, Rome.

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Pernambuco

It is located in the center-east of the Northeast region, with Paraíba and Ceará in the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Alagoas and Bahia in the south and Piauí in the west. Despite being one of the smallest Brazilian states, Pernambuco is one of the largest tourist centers in the country. The economy also includes industry, agriculture, livestock and livestock, although Pernambuco is no longer an agricultural state to become a major service center, with emphasis on trade and tourism.
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Extractivism

Extractivism is the activity of extracting from nature the resources available to man, whether these are products of animal, vegetable or mineral origin, such as metals, rocks, oil, natural gas, among others. It is considered the oldest human activity, preceding agriculture, livestock and industry.
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Large northern river

It is located in the Northeast Region, with the Atlantic Ocean to the north and east, Paraíba to the south and Ceará to the west. The inhabitants or natives of Rio Grande do Norte are designated by the gentile "potiguar" or "north-rio-grandense". Potiguar was the name of a Tupi nation that inhabited the coastal region where the state is today.
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Alagoas

Comprising 102 municipalities, Alagoas is located to the east of the Northeast, with Pernambuco to the north and northwest, Sergipe to the south, Bahia to the southwest and Atlantic Ocean to the east. Currently, the fastest growing economic activity in the state is tourism, being the capital Maceió one of the most visited in the northeast.
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Contents

Introduction What does geography mean? Why do we study geography? Symbol Principles Physical geography Studies the natural characteristics of the earth's surface. It addresses the characteristics of the Earth, its dynamics and natural elements, such as climate, relief, geology, topography, vegetation, hydrography, among others.
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South America (continued)

Hydrography The South American hydrography shows the Amazon, Orinoco and Paraná basins that together cover an area of ‚Äč‚Äčover 11,000,000 km². The largest system consists of the Amazon River and its tributaries, including some of a wide range, such as the Negro, Juruá, Purus and Madeira.
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Conflicts in the world

There are regions around the world that are experiencing intense conflicts, caused by various reasons, which may be disputes over territories, independence, religious issues, mineral resources, among others. On all continents, it is possible to identify foci of tension that endanger the peace of those who live in the places they are involved.
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Geopolitics in the organization of world space

What is geopolitics? It is science that focuses on the use of political power under a given territory. In a more practical view, geopolitics comprises analyzes of geography, history, and social sciences mixed with political theory at various levels, from the state to the international-world.
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African History

Africa is characterized by cultural diversity and its history is closely linked to the history of Brazil. Africans, who were brought into our country as slaves, between the 16th and 19th centuries, enriched Brazilian culture with their customs, religious rituals, cooking, dancing, and so on.
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Sao Paulo

São Paulo is the richest and most populous state in Brazil, having the largest industrial park and the largest economic production in South America. It is located in the south of the Southeast, with Minas Gerais to the north and northeast, Rio de Janeiro. to the northeast, Atlantic Ocean to the east, Paraná to the south and Mato Grosso do Sul to the west.
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Animal extractivism

Animal extractivism is the one in which the capture of animals, such as hunting (illegal in Brazil, except for indigenous communities) and fishing occurs, and must obey certain rules - period of reproduction of fish and weight - for the use of man or made for marketing and profit generation purposes.
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Subdivisions of America

Many do not regard America as a single continent, preferring to define it as a set of lands made up of the continents of North America (which also includes Central America and the Caribbean) and South America. The countries are divided as follows. : South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela Dependent Territories (South America) French Guiana North America Canada United States Mexico Dependent Territories (North America) Bermuda Greenland San Pedro and Miquelon Central America Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua Panama Caribbean Antigua & Barbuda Bahamas Barbados Cuba Dominica Dominican Republic Grenada Jamaica Jamaica Saint Lucia Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Trinidad and Tobago Dependent Territories Puerto Rico US Virgin Islands Aruba Netherlands Antilles Anguilla Bermuda British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Montserrat Turks and Caicos Islands Other territories Guadeloupe Martinique Other information Introduction Flags Anthems History Economy Population (coming soon) Physical aspects
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Conflicts in the world (continued)

AFRICA On the African continent, the main motivator of the conflicts is the way in which the continent has been divided. Before the arrival of Europeans, Africans lived in harmony, as rival groups respected each other and this did not motivate instability. In the process of colonization, the European countries met in Berlin at a conference to define the division of African space so that it could be managed and exploited by the nations involved in the meeting.
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Vegetal extractivism

Plant extraction consists in the simple extraction of plant products that have not been cultivated by man, such as wood, oils, fruits, rubber, among others. In Brazil, especially in the Northern Region, the extraction of woods, chestnuts, acai and latex (which is a sap extracted from rubber) is very common, widely used for the manufacture of rubber.
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Santa Catarina

It is the smallest and least populous state in the Southern region. It is located in the center of the Southern Region, with the limits of Paraná in the north, Rio Grande do Sul in the south, the Atlantic Ocean in the east and Argentina in the west. The economy is based on industry, extractivism and livestock. The state is the largest chicken exporter in Brazil.
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Economic geography

Economic geography is a branch of study linked to human geography, which explores the location, distribution and organization of economic activities in different parts of the planet. That is, it studies the diversity of economic conditions on earth. The economics of a geographical area can be influenced by climate, geology, and political and social factors.
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Amazonas

Amazonas is the largest of the federative units in Brazil. Its limits are Venezuela and Roraima to the north, Pará to the east, Mato Grosso to the southeast, Rondônia to the south, Acre to the southwest, Peru to the west and Colombia to the northwest. A quarter of Brazil's total Indians live in the Amazon and their culture has strong indigenous and northeastern influences.
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Conflicts in the world (continued)

ASIA In Asia, the main point of conflict is located in the Middle East, more precisely in the confrontation between Arabs and Israelis. It is common to find in the various media news about armed conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis. They usually occur through terrorist attacks, bombings, suicide bombings, among other events, always marked by a high level of violence.
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Greenhouse Effect (continued)

The carbon in the atmosphere guarantees one of the basic conditions for life on the planet: temperature. The Earth is heated by infrared radiation emitted by the Sun to a temperature of 27º C. These radiations reach the surface and are reflected to space, carbon forms a protective bubble that traps part of these infrared radiations and reflects them back to the surface.
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Mineral Extractionism (continued)

Mineral resources in Brazil Taking into account the supply of mineral resources that Brazil has, there are several products with important representation for the country. One is iron, whose Brazilian reserve represents the sixth largest in the world and with high quality. Minas Gerais is the major ore producing state in the Quadrilátero Ferrífero region (region located in the south-central state of Minas Gerais, which is the largest national producer of iron ore.
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