A dusty stretch of the Transamazon "highway". With the exception of a few trees, most of the original equatorial rain forest along its over 2,500 km has been devastated. In the 1970s, various other major highways were built to link the region with the rest of the country, such as the Belém -Brasilia (2,100 km) and the Cuiabá -Porto VelhoRio Branco (1900 km)/Manaus (2,300 km) highways.Um trecho empoirado da Transamazónica. Com exceção de poucas árvores, a maior parte da floresta equatorial original de 2.500 km tem sido devastada. Nos anos 70 várias outras rodovias de grande porte foram construídas para ligar a região ao resto do país, tais como a Belém-Brasília (2.100 km) e a Cuiabá-Porto Velho-Rio Banco (1.900 km)/Manaus (2.300 km).
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