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Saco de Mamanguá in Paraty: World’s Only Tropical Fjord Is in State of Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fjord is a large sea inlet surrounded by high rocky mountains. Such landscapes are common in Scandinavian countries Denmark and Norway, but not limited to them. Here in Brazil it is possible to see one, and only one, instance of this phenomenon.

In the southwest part of Rio de Janeiro state, in the municipality of Paraty, the only tropical fjord in the world is located: Saco de Mamanguá. It is deemed such even though it is not surrounded by snowy mountains, like those found in the north of the planet, but rather the incredible biodiversity . . .

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