SUGAR LOAF - BRASIL
|Location:||Geographic coordinates:||Area:||Area - comparative:|
|Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean||10 00 S, 55 00 W||total: 8,511,965 sq km||slightly smaller than the US|
|182,032,604||Portuguese (official), Spanish, English, French||Brasilia||real (BRL)|
|Types of rocks:||Granite (igneous rock).|
Sugar Loaf - In Rio de Janeiro state: the city, proper, and the Serra dos Orgãos (Orgãos Range). The city is full of granite domes (including the famous Pão de Açúcar - Sugar Loaf), all of them with plenty of routes - more than 1000. Serra dos Orgãos is a wonderfull wild range, nice for hiking, trekking and climbing, and it’s only 100 km from Rio. Serra dos Orgãos is a National Park where Pedra do Sino, Garrafão and Dedo de Deus mountains are located.
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