The Seridó of Rio Grande do Norte is an important natural region in the semi-arid region of the Northeast, with particular importance alongside regions that make up the dry region in the Northeast. Anyone willing to dive into the Potiguar sertão – more precisely in the region known as Seridó – will be surprised […]
Sertão and Seridó
The sertão and seridó of RN surprise with the beauty of the semi-arid landscape and the rich culture of this area, easily reachable by car from Natal.
The Seridó of Rio Grande do Norte is an important natural region in the semi-arid region of the Northeast, with particular importance alongside regions that make up the dry region in the Northeast.
The Seridó of Rio Grande do Norte has very specific physical-climatic aspects:
- The climate is very hot and semi-arid, with an average rainfall of 550 mm/year, but characterized by a regime of scarcity and unequal rainfall distribution, but with an average insolation of 3.000 hours of sunlight per year combined with average temperatures always above 22°C.
- The predominant vegetation is low, with cacti, shrubs spaced with weeds in between and bare patches.
- Its soils are mostly stony, characterized by little depth and very sensitive to erosion.
- The contribution of the above factors leads to limited agricultural suitability and it is difficult to find wide and continuous swaths of arable land.
The region has 28 municipalities distributed over three homogeneous zones, namely, Caicó, Currais Novos and Serras Centrais, occupying a total area of 12.965,3 km².