SciELO
The Scientific Digital Library Online - SciELO is an electronic library protecting a particular assortment of Brazilian scientific journals. There's horseback riding and wildlife watching in the Pantanal, kayaking flooded forests in the Amazon, ascending rocky cliff tops to panoramic views, whale watching off the coast, browsing stellar breaks off palm-fringed seashores and snorkeling crystal-clear rivers or coastal reefs - all are a part of the great Brazilian experience.

There's the dancehall forró of the Northeast, twirling carimbó of the Amazon, scratch-skilled DJs of São Paulo and an endless variety of regional sounds that extends from the twangy nation music of the sunbaked renato franchi (index) sertanejo to the arduous-edged reggae of Maranhão.

The states and the federal district could also be grouped into areas: Northern , Northeast , Central-West , Southeast and Southern The Brazilian regions are merely geographical, not political or administrative divisions, and they do not have any specific type of government.