The Tumucumaque National Park (too-moo-koo-MAH-key) is situated in northwestern Brazil inside the Amazon Rainforest state of Amapá. It’s bordered by French Guyana and Suriname. It was declared a national park on August 23, 2002, with the collaboration of Brazil's government and the WWF. It has an area of 38,874 square kilometres (15,010 sq mi), making it the world's largest tropical forest national park and larger than Belgium.
For other meanings of the word Acre, see also: Acre (disambiguation) Acre is a former independent country and now state of Brazil, located in the western part of the country. To the north is the state of Amazonas, to the east is a short border with the state of Rondônia, to the south is Bolivia and to the west is the Ucayali Region of Peru.
Terra Indigena Xinane Isolados is an Indian reservation in Acre State, Brazil, which has been dedicated to uncontacted Indians. It has a total area of 1,750 km² and contains no contacted human population. It is located on the Bolivian border and is buffered to the north by other reservations, so that in the last few years no people from the outside world have set foot on the TI.
The rubber boom was an important part of the economic and social history of Brazil, being related with the extraction and commercialization of rubber. This boom was centered in the Amazon, facilitating a large expansion of colonization, attracting wealth and causing cultural and social transformations, along with encouraging the growth of Manaus, Porto Velho, and Belém, which today remain major cities and the capitals of their respective Brazilian states, Amazonas, Rondônia and Pará.
The Republic of Acre or the Independent State of Acre were the names of a series of separatist governments in then Bolivia's Acre region between 1899 and 1903. The region was eventually annexed by Brazil in 1903 and is now the state of Acre.
Rio Branco-Plácido de Castro International Airport, is an international airport serving the city of Rio Branco in Brazil. The airport has connections to a few airports in the country and lies 25 km away from the city centre.
The goal of coal mining is to economically remove coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and since the 1880s is widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a "colliery". In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine.