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About Jalapão

The region Jalapão belongs to the Brazilian state of Tocantins, located in its eastern portion. With a total area of ​​34 000 km², equivalent to the state of Sergipe area, the region is divided into fifteen counties: Bar of gold; Campos Lindos; Centenary; Goiatins; Itacajá; Itapiratins; Lagoa do Tocantins; Lizarda; Woodsmen; New Agreement; Ponte Alta do Tocantins; Recursolândia; Sleep river; Santa Tereza do Tocantins; and São Felix do Tocantins. Jalapão is an arid region dotted with oases, with an average temperature of 30 ° C and cut by vast web of rivers, creeks and streams, all of clear and transparent water. Its strategic position has continuity with the area of ​​environmental protection Jalapão the ecological station Serra Geral do Tocantins and the National Park of Rio Parnaíba Headwaters. The Sono, Soninho, New Ferry, Black and Snail rivers and bathe parched undergrowth landscape, ranging from the low prairie savanna. Gallery forests occur near rivers, waterfalls, lagoons, sand dunes, mountains and plateaus up to 800 feet tall. The jalapa the Brazil, which gave its name to Jalapão, can be found everywhere. Comprising pampas deer, giant anteaters, tapirs, capybaras, maned wolves, foxes, skunks, monkeys, alligators, jaguars, and snakes (anacondas, rattlesnakes and pythons). Among the birds are toucans, parrots, Macaws, siriemas, emus and vultures. The region is considered the main tourist attraction of the state of Tocantins. In Jalapão is the Jalapão State Park which is a protected area and the integral nature protection whose territory is distributed by the municipalities of São Félix do Mateiros and Tocantins. It is the largest state park in the Tocantins and its vegetation is predominantly savannah drain and clean the field with paths.