Federal University of Amazonas

Coat of Arms of the Brazilian Federal University of Amazonas
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The Federal University of Amazonas (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do AmazonasUFAM) is a public university located in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. It is the oldest university in Brazil and one of the largest universities in the northern region of Brazil.

The Manaus campus contains one of the largest urban forest fragments in the world. This 776.03 hectare fragment is composed of primary forests, secondary forests in different stages of succession, campinarana and built-up areas. The buildings are connected by a long paved road that cuts through much of the fragment.

The name "Campinarana" refers to a vegetation type of the Amazon region, typical in humid climates, on sandy, predominantly hydromorphic soils, also called white-sand vegetation.