In Brazil, for the purposes of government and economy, the Amazon is delimited by an area called "Legal Amazon" defined by the creation of the Superintendency for the Development of the Amazon (SUDAM) in 1966. It is also called the Amazon Brazil, occupies 49.29% of the territory and covers three of the five regional divisions of the country (North, Northeast and Center-West), being the largest terrestrial biome in the country. An area of six million hectares in the center of its watershed, including Jaú National Park, was considered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2000 (with extension in 2003), a World Heritage Site.
The Amazon Forest was pre-selected in 2008 as a candidate for one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature by the Seven Wonders of the Modern World Foundation. In February 2009, Amazonia ranked first in the Group. And, the category for forests, national parks and nature reserves.