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Encyclopedia > Mato Grosso do Sul
Mato Grosso do Sul
Flag of Mato Grosso do Sul
Location of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil
Capital
(and largest city)
Campo Grande
Demonym Sul-mato-grossense or Mato-grossense-do-sul
Government
 -  Governor André Puccinelli
 -  Vice Governor Murilo Zauith
Area
 -  Total 357.124,962 km² (21th)
Population
 -  2006 estimate 2.265.021 (21th)
 -  2005 census 2.078.001 
 -  Density 6.42/km² (20th)
GDP 2004 estimate
 -  Total R$ 142.874.611 (16th)
 -  Per capita R$ 8.944,95 (10th)
HDI (2000) 0.778 (medium) (7th)
Abbreviation BR-MS
Time zone BRT (UTC-4)
 -  Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-3)

Mato Grosso do Sul (pron. IPA: ['ma.tu 'gɾo.su du suw] [1]) is one of the states of Brazil. Neighbouring states are (from north clockwise) Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná. It also borders the countries of Paraguay and Bolivia to the west. Mato Grosso do Sul literally means "Southern Thick Forest", a name inherited from its northern neighbour state of Mato Grosso, of which it was part until split in the 70s. It is not uncommon for people to mistakenly refer to Mato Grosso do Sul as simply "Mato Grosso", which has prompted the government to consider changing its name to "Pantanal", a reference to its best known geographical feature (see below). Mato Grosso do Sul is famous for its natural beauties. The Pantanal covers 12 municipalities and presents an enormous variety of flora and fauna, with forests, natural sand banks, savannahs, open pasture, fields and bushes. The city Bonito, in the mountain of Bodoquena, has prehistoric caverns, natural rivers, waterfalls, swimming pools and the Blue Lake cavern. Cut in the south extremity by the Tropic of Capricórnio, Mato Grosso do Sul is next to Bolivia and Paraguay, what it explains the popularity of the gastronomy of those countries in the region. Image File history File links Bandeira_de_Mato_Grosso_do_Sul. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Brazil_State_MatoGrossodoSul. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Nickname: Motto: Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo(Portuguese) Power, prosperity and altruism Location in Brazil Country Region State Mato Grosso do Sul Founded 1899 Government  - Mayor Nelson Trad Filho (PMDB) Area  - City 8,110 km²  (3,131. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... 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Brazil is divided into twenty-six estados (states; singular estado) and one district, the Distrito Federal (Federal District) which contains the capital city, Brasília. ... Capital (and largest city) Cuiabá Demonym Mato-grossense Government  -  Governor Blairo Maggi  -  Vice Governor Silval da Cunha Barbosa Area  -  Total 903. ... Capital (and largest city) Goiânia Demonym Goiano Government  -  Governor Alcides Rodrigues  -  Vice Governor Ademir Menezes Area  -  Total 340. ... Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ... Motto Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia (Latin) For Brazil Great Things Are Done Anthem Bandeirantes Anthem Capital (and largest city) São Paulo Demonym Paulista Government  -  Governor José Serra  -  Vice Governor Alberto Goldman Area  -  Total 248. ... Capital (and largest city) Curitiba Demonym Paranaense Government  -  Governor Roberto Requião  -  Vice Governor Orlando Pessuti Area  -  Total 281. ... The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, a flat landscape, with gently sloping and meandering rivers. ... Bonito is a name given to various species of medium-sized, predatory fish of the genus sarda, in the mackerel family, including the common or Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) and the Pacific bonito. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Alternate meanings: Cave (disambiguation) This article is about natural caves; for artificial caves used as dwellings, such as those in north China, see yaodong. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternate meanings: Cave (disambiguation) This article is about natural caves; for artificial caves used as dwellings, such as those in north China, see yaodong. ... 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Contents

Geography

Typical Pantanal Fazenda scenery.
Typical Pantanal Fazenda scenery.
Sunset in Pantanal.
Sunset in Pantanal.

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Climate

Mato Grosso do Sul has humid Subtropical and tropical climate. The annual rainfall is 1.500 mm. January is the warmest month, with mean maxima of 34°C (93.2ºF) and minima of 24°C (75.2ºF) and more rain; July experiences the coldest temperatures, with mean maxima of 25°C (77ºF) and minima of 15°C (59ºF) and sun. Humid subtropical climates are characterized by hot, humid summers and cool to mild winters. ... Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. ... This article is about precipitation. ... Sol redirects here. ...


Vegetation

The "cerrado" landscape is characterized by extensive savanna formations crossed by gallery forests and stream valleys. Cerrado includes various types of vegetation. Humid fields and "buriti" palm paths are found where the water table is near the surface. Alpine pastures occur at higher altitudes and mesophytic forests on more fertile soils. The "cerrado" trees have characteristic twisted trunks covered by a thick bark, and leaves which are usually broad and rigid. Many herbaceous plants have extensive roots to store water and nutrients. The plant's thick bark and roots serve as adaptations for the periodic fires which sweep the cerrado landscape. The adaptations protect the plants from destruction and make them capable of sprouting again after the fire. The state is located in western Brazil, in a region mostly occupied by the inland marshes of the Pantanal. The highest elevation is the 1.065m high Morro Grande. The cerrado (Portuguese: thick, dense) is a vast area of savanna-like grasslands in Brazil. ... The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, a flat landscape, with gently sloping and meandering rivers. ...


History

In 1977 the state was created by dividing the state of Mato Grosso. Its status as a state went into full effect two years later on January 1, 1979 Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


Demographics

Ethnic groups

Campo Grande, the capital.
Campo Grande, the capital.
Morada dos Baís.
Morada dos Baís.

According to the IBGE of 2006, there were 2.265.021 people residing in the state. The population density was 6.42 hab./km². The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 1.143.835 million White people (50.5%), 964 thousand Pardo people (42.6%), 120 thousand Black people (5.3%), 36 thousand Asian or Amerindian people (1.6%).[2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 477 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 477 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Motto: Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo(Portuguese) Power, prosperity and altruism Location in Brazil Country Region State Mato Grosso do Sul Founded 1899 Government  - Mayor Nelson Trad Filho (PMDB) Area  - City 8,110 km²  (3,131. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixelsFull resolution (1380 × 980 pixel, file size: 288 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 568 pixelsFull resolution (1380 × 980 pixel, file size: 288 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... White Brazilians make up 49. ... For other uses, see Pardo (disambiguation). ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... Asian Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Asian descent. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ...


The majority of the Whites of the city is of Portuguese and Italian descent. The Pardos are a mixture of Europeans with the Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion. The Blacks are of African descent. White Brazilians make up 49. ... For other uses, see Pardo (disambiguation). ... The European peoples are the various nations and ethnic groups of Europe. ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ... Afro-Brazilian or African Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or part-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


Urbanization: 85.4% (2004); Population growth: 1.7% (1991-2000); Houses: 680.016 (2005). Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theoretical Human population increase from 10,000 BC – 2000 AD. Population growth is the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population per unit time. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see House (disambiguation). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Source: PNAD.


Mato Grosso do Sul's demographics History

Waves of European immigrants started arriving in the late 20th century, mainly from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Syria, Lebanon and Japan. Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...

In 2003, 2.500 Portuguese people were residing in Mato Grosso do Sul.[5] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

The service sector is the largest component of GDP at 46.1%, followed by the industrial sector at 22.7%. Agriculture represents 31.2%, of GDP (2004). Mato Grosso do Sul exports: soybean 34.9%, meat of pig and chicken 20.9%, meat of cattle 13.7%, ores 8%, leather 7.4%, woods 5.1% (2002). The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... The industrial sector is generally defined as manufacturing, construction, mining, agriculture, fishing and forestry establishments. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Binomial name (L.) Merr. ... This article is about the food. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the food. ... For other uses, see Ore (disambiguation). ... For people named Leather, see Leather (surname). ... For other uses, see Wood (disambiguation). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Participation in the Brazilian economy: 1.1% (2004).[6] Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Curiosity

Vehicles: 618.490 (jan./2006); Mobile phones: 1.5 million (2006); Telephones: 540 thousand (2006); Cities: 78 (2006). Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Campo Grande is the most important educational centre of the state.
Campo Grande is the most important educational centre of the state.

Portuguese language is the official language of schools. But English language and Spanish language are part of the official high school curriculum. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 480 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 480 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Nickname: Motto: Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo(Portuguese) Power, prosperity and altruism Location in Brazil Country Region State Mato Grosso do Sul Founded 1899 Government  - Mayor Nelson Trad Filho (PMDB) Area  - City 8,110 km²  (3,131. ... Portuguese (  or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain) and northern Portugal from the Latin spoken by romanized Celtiberians about 1000 years ago. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Colleges and universities

Mato Grosso do Sul has a:

  • Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS);
  • Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul (Uems);
  • Universidade Federal da Grande Dourados (UFGD);
  • Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (UCDB);
  • Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal (Uniderp);
  • and many others.

The Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (in English Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul), also known as UFMS, is a public university, located in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state, Brazil. ...

Culture

Fireworks in Saint John Festival.
Fireworks in Saint John Festival.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 911 KB) Summary A pic of Diwali fireworks. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...

Festa Junina (Saint John Festival)

Festa Junina was introduced to Northeastern Brazil by the Portuguese for whom St John's day (also celebrated as Midsummer Day in several European countries), on the 24th of June, is one of the oldest and most popular celebrations of the year. Differently, of course, from what happens on the European Midsummer Day, the festivities in Brazil do not take place during the summer solstice but during the tropical winter solstice. The festivities traditionally begin after the 12th of June, on the eve of St Anthony's day, and last until the 29th, which is Saint Peter's day. During these fifteen days, there are bonfires, fireworks, and folk dancing in selected places. Once exclusively a rural festivity, today, in Brazil, it is largely a city festival during which people joyfully and theatrically mimic peasant stereotypes and clichés in a spirit of joke and good time. Typical refreshments and dishes are served. It should be noted that, like during Carnival, these festivities involve costumes-wearing (in this case, peasant costumes), dancing, and visual spectacles (fireworks display and folk dancing). Like what happens on Midsummer and St John's Day in Europe, bonfires are a central part of these festivities in Brazil. Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saints day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. ... Festa Junina, typically termed São João (Saint John) as it is centered on that saints day, is the name of annual Brazilian celebrations (historically related to the Midsummer festivities in Europe) which take place in the beginning of the Brazilian winter, consequently during the European summer. ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... Illumination of Earth by the sun on the northern hemisphere summer solstice The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the northern hemisphere winter solstice Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of the southern hemisphere winter solstice In astronomy, the winter solstice is the moment when the earth is at a point in its orbit where one hemisphere is... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ... Midsummer may refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice and the diverse celebrations of it around the world, but more often refers to European celebrations that accompany the summer solstice, or to Western festivals that take place in June and are usually related to Saint John... A bonfire or balefire is a large controlled outdoor fire made from bales of straw or wood. ...


Carnival

The four-day period before Lent leading up to Ash Wednesday is carnival time in Brazil. Rich and poor alike forget their cares as they party in the streets. This article describes the festival season. ...


Campo Grande Film Festival

It's a film festival held annually in the months of January and February and has been arranged since 2004. It focuses on the independent cinema presenting Brazilian films and foreign films as well. It also presents regional films and short films. This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see January (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bonito’s Winter Festival

The Festival is held every year for a week during July, with music performances and ecological videos, theatre, folklore and fine arts exhibitions. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Video (disambiguation). ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pantanal Micareta

Aquidauana’s biggest event is the Pantanal Micareta, which attracts thousands of tourists to Dr. Sabino Avenue, annually.


Infrastructure

International airport

Campo Grande International Airport.
Campo Grande International Airport.

The operation of Campo Grande International Airport is shared with the Campo Grande Air Base. The airport has two runways. Construction of the main runway, made of concrete, began in 1950 and was finished in 1953. The passenger terminal was concluded in 1964, and in 1967 concrete aprons were built for both military and civilian aircraft. As commercial aviation demand grew, it became necessary to widen the civil aircraft apron, which was completed 12 years after its construction. The airport has been administered by Infraero since 1975. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,072 × 2,048 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution‎ (3,072 × 2,048 pixels, file size: 3. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Infraero is a Brazilian government corporation created in 1970, that is responsible for administering the main Brazilian commercial airports. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Highways

BR-267, in Bonito.
BR-267, in Bonito.
  • BR-060;
  • BR-158;
  • BR-163;
  • BR-267;
  • BR-262;
  • BR-359;
  • BR-454;
  • BR-419;
  • BR-487.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,304 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,304 × 1,728 pixels, file size: 1. ... Bonito is a name given to various species of medium-sized, predatory fish of the genus sarda, in the mackerel family, including the common or Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) and the Pacific bonito. ...

Tourism and recreation

Rio da Prata (River of Silver), in Bonito.
Rio da Prata (River of Silver), in Bonito.

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Bonito

The great concentration of lime in the soil around the area where Bonito is located is responsible for the transparency of the waters and for the existence of a wide variety of geological formations. And the best way to appreciate local natural beauties is by going on an adventure tour. The most indicated activities include diving in caverns, observing the underwater fauna and walking along trails in the forest. Places like Grutas do Lago Azul (Blue Lake Grottos) and the Mimoso Grotto, the Natural Aquarium, and the rivers Sucuri, Peixe, Formoso and Prata, are the most indicated. Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland Soil is a complex mixture of materials, principally ground up rock and water. ... Bonito is a name given to various species of medium-sized, predatory fish of the genus sarda, in the mackerel family, including the common or Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) and the Pacific bonito. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Alternate meanings: Cave (disambiguation) This article is about natural caves; for artificial caves used as dwellings, such as those in north China, see yaodong. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ...


South Pantanal

The Pantanal is an ecological paradise right in the heart of Brazil. It is the largest flooded lowland on the planet and the third largest environmental reserve in the world. Its ecological importance is immense, since it is home to one of the richest ecosystems ever found to date, with periodically flooded seasonal forests. It displays the largest concentration of neo-tropical fauna, including several endangered species – mammals, reptiles and fish – and it also serves as habitat for an enormous variety of native birds, as well as those migrating from other areas in the Americas. The Pantanal is one of the best places in Brazil for flora and fauna observation and for fishing – permitted only between March and October – due to its abundance of animals. It has a total area of 230 thousand square kilometres, covering 12 townships in the States of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. To the North, there are the Paracis, Azul and Roncador mountains. To the East, the Maracaju Mountain Range. To the South, the Dodoquena Mountain Range. And, to the West, the Paraguayan and Bolivian swamps. The Pantanal is so diverse that researchers subdivided it in sub-regions. Each “Pantanal” – North and South – has its own natural features, activities and ideal period for visitation. The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, a flat landscape, with gently sloping and meandering rivers. ... This article is about the astronomical term. ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ... A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of sweat glands, including those that produce milk, and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex... Reptilia redirects here. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World, consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland area, a flat landscape, with gently sloping and meandering rivers. ... Simplified schematic of an islands flora - all its plant species, highlighted in boxes. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life of any particular region or time. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... For other uses, see October (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Capital (and largest city) Cuiabá Demonym Mato-grossense Government  -  Governor Blairo Maggi  -  Vice Governor Silval da Cunha Barbosa Area  -  Total 903. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ...


Flag

Mato Grosso do Sul's flag was designed by Mauro Michael Munhoz. A white stripe divides an upper left green corner from a bottom right blue space with a yellow star. White symbolizes hope, green is an allusion to the state's rich flora, blue represents its vast sky, while the yellow star adds balance, force and serenity.


Notes

  1. ^ The presented pronunciation is in Brazilian Portuguese. The European Portuguese pronunciation is: /'ma.tu 'gɾo.su du suɫ/.
  2. ^ Demographics
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  4. ^ Syrian and Lebanese in MS
  5. ^ Portuguese in MS
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Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil in Portuguese) is a group of dialects of Portuguese written and spoken by virtually all the 190 million inhabitants of Brazil and by a couple of million Brazilian emigrants, mainly in the United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Canada, Japan, and Paraguay. ... European Portuguese (also named Continental Portuguese or Lusitanian Portuguese) is a group of Portuguese dialects spoken in Portugal. ...

External links

  • Brazilian Embassy in London
  • Official website (Portuguese)

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Mato Grosso - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
Mato Grosso is an essentially agrarian state, with economy based on cattle-raising.
The Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT) is spread out all over the state with 4 campuses, 5 distance education centres, one experimental farm, one research base at the Pantanal, the University Hospital and 10 teaching advanced posts.
The Mato Grosso state flag was abolished by Law No. 1.046 of October 8, 1929, but reinstated by article 140 of the Constitution of the State of Mato Grosso on July 11, 1947.
Mato Grosso do Sul - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (338 words)
Neighbouring states are (from north clockwise) Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná.
Mato Grosso do Sul literally means "Southern Thick Forest", a name inherited from its northern neighbour state of Mato Grosso, of which it was part until the latter was split in the 70s.
Mato Grosso do Sul's economy is based primarily on farm products, of which cattle-raising is probably the most important.
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