Mato Grosso

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State o Mato Grosso
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Location o State o Mato Grosso in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°34′S 56°04′W / 15.567°S 56.067°W / -15.567; -56.067
Kintra  Brazil
Caipital an Lairgest Ceety Cuiabá
Government
 • Governor Silval da Cunha Barbosa (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 903,357 km2 (348,788 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Total 3,033,991
 • Rank 19t
 • Density 3.4/km2 (8.7/sq mi)
 • Density rank 25t
Demonym Mato-grossense
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 35,284,000,000 (15t)
 • Per caipita R$ 12,350 (8t)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.801 – medium (11t)
Time zone BRT-1 (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) BRST-1 (UTC-3)
Postal Code 78000-000 to 78890-000
ISO 3166 code BR-MT

Mato Grosso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmatu ˈɡɾosu] – lit. "Thick Bushes") is ane o the states o Brazil, the third lairgest in aurie, locatit in the wastren pairt o the kintra.[2]

Neebourin states are (frae wast clockwise) Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins, Goiás an Mato Grosso do Sul. It borders Bolivie tae the soothwast an aw. A state wi a flat landscape, alternatin great chapadas an plain auries, Mato Grosso presents three different ecoseestems: Cerrado, Pantanal an the Amazon Rainforest. The vegetation o the open pasture covers 40% o the state, an the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, wi its caves, grottos, tracks an waterfaws, is ane o its great tourist attractions. In the north is the Amazonian forest, wi a biodiversity coverin hauf o the state. The Xingu Naitional Pairk an the Araguaia River are in Mato Grosso. Further sooth, the Pantanal, the warld's lairgest wetland, is the habitat for amaist a thoosan species of animals, wi mony aquatic birds.

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  1. Censo 2010: população do Brasil é de 190.732.694 pessoas
  2. Note: ance spelled "Matto Grosso" an aw. The toun o Matto Grosso wis umwhile cried Villa Bella." Source: Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, vol.2, by Lieut. USN. Lardner Gibbon 1853; chapter 11. p. 275)

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