La Gran Sabana in Venezuela

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The Lost World

icon The Gran Sabana is located in the eastern part of Venezuela and includes a large expanse of plateau which is dominated by open savannas that emphasize the numerous Tepuyes. Numerous rivers and waterfalls that run north to south, are part of the combined form of the upper basin of the Caroni River. This river has an important purpose for the country because its waters feed the Guri Dam, the largest hydroelectric plant in Venezuela. The climate in the Gran Sabana is evergreen rain forests with more than 350 endemic species.

The Gran Sabana is one of the most famous landscapes of Venezuela. "Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World" acclaimed author of the history of National Geographic in 1989 showed the world amateur slide show featured stunning scenery, almost of another era in the world for its beauty and rarity.

massive sandstone tepuis out both the jungle canopy and rolling savannahs. The drop cascades down the sides of these batholiths. Some tepuiyes have over 2500 feet above the floor of the savannah and have never been explored. In fact, about half of all plant and animal species of the tepuis Roraima and Auyantepui remain unique to them, and are not found anywhere else on Earth. Each tepui is its own world. The Gran Sabana encompasses the Canaima National Park, Angel Falls, every place has a rich and diverse cultural and biological.

The Gran Sabana is the largest plain of Venezuela at over 1000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level is home to the Roraima tepui to 2810 meters (9,200 feet) above sea level. It is also the location of the Canaima National Park.

The Gran Sabana is located at the confluence of two rivers, is one of the largest nature reserves in the world and where the majestic Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, stands tall and impressive. This area receives about 400 cm of rain per year to feed on the headwaters of the Orinoco River, passing through the territory of Guyana, a vast region covering almost half the territory of the nation. Indians here still struggle to maintain their customs and territory against the mining of gold and diamonds.

The Guayana region in Bolivar State and the name that features the giant Guri Dam hydroelectric power in Venezuela and the whole construction of major engineering works and is here. Ciudad Guayana is a thriving metropolis and Ciudad Bolivar has an important colonial architecture, as it was the first capital city and next to the Orinoco River in its narrowest point.

The mighty Orinoco River and hundreds of other rivers flow into what is known as the Delta a maze of tributaries that run all the way to the Caribbean Sea. reservation!

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