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Composed of large dunes, at first glance Lençóis Maranhenses looks like a desert. The region is subject to a regular rain season during the beginning of the year. The rains cause a peculiar phenomenon: fresh water collects in the valleys between sand dunes and is prevented from percolating down by a layer of impermeable rock which lies underneath the sand, creating a phreatic zone (lençóis freáticos, in Portuguese), which gives name to this National Park in Maranhão state.


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