Waterways near Roraima-Amazonas Border, Brazil
Roraima is the northernmost and least populated state of Brazil, located in the Amazon region. It borders the states of Amazonas and Pará, as well as the nations of Venezuela and Guyana. Here an area along the border between Roraima (above) and Amazonas (below) can be observed.
One third of the state’s territory is covered by the Amazon Forest. In the south is fertile arable land.
Roraima has a rich network of waterways in the Amazon basin with rivers such as the Branco, Uraricoeira, Catrimani, Alalaú and Tacutu. Here, a wetlands area between Rio Araçá (far left) and Rio Branco can be seen, north of where the numerous rivers in the area meet the Rio Negro.
Except in the higher mountains where the climate is cooler but very wet, Roraima has an equatorial climate. This is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season – all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm.