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Chapada das Mesas National Park

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Chapada das Mesas National Park

Chapada das Mesas National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Morro do Chapéu. While this mountain is not inside the park, it is one of the best known landmarks of the region.
Location Maranhão, Brazil
Nearest city Carolina, Riachão e Estreito
Coordinates
Area 1,600 km²
Established 2005
Governing body IBAMA

Chapada das Mesas National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Chapada das Mesas) is a national park of Brazil. It falls within the municipal areas of Carolina, Riachão e Estreito. It was created to preserve the cerrado vegetation of the region and it is mostly visited for its waterfalls.

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