Why is Bananal Island famous?

Bananal Island is a large river island in Brazil. It is located at a fork formed by two sections of the Araguaia River. It is the second largest fluvial island in the world- a fluvial island is a piece of land that is surrounded by streams or natural waterways.

Bananal Island is also the largest fluvial island without an ocean coastline. This island is only 56 kilometres wide, and the home of indigenous people. It has a variety of palms, tropical birds, and freshwater fish.

Bananal Island is a nature and cultural preserve. There are no bridges to the island from the mainland. The only way to reach it is by boat. In the north of Bananal lies the vast Araguaia National Park, and in the south, there are two Red Indian reservations.