Campo Grande

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Campo Grande
The Municipality of Campo Grande
From the top, clockwise: Campo Grande aerial view; TV Morena Waffle Tower; Indigenous peoples Park; Ary Coelho Square; Afonso Pena Avenue seen from above; Campo Grande central district skyline.
Flag of Campo Grande
Official seal of Campo Grande
Cidade Morena (Portuguese for "Brown City"), CG, Campão (Big Field)
"Poder, prosperidade e altruísmo"  (Portuguese)
"Power, prosperity and altruism"
Location of Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul
Location of Campo Grande in Mato Grosso do Sul
Campo Grande is located in Brazil
Campo Grande
Campo Grande
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 20°29′02″S 54°36′54″W / 20.48389°S 54.61500°W / -20.48389; -54.61500
Country Brazil
State Mato Grosso do Sul
 • MayorAdriane Lopes
 • Municipality8,096.05 km2 (3,125.90 sq mi)
 • Urban
154.5 km2 (59.7 sq mi)
592 m (1,942 ft)
 (2017 census)
 • Municipality906.092
 • Density97.3/km2 (252/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Postal Code
79000-001 a 79129-999
Area code+55 67

Campo Grande is a city in Brazil. Campo Grande is the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul State of Brazil. Campo Grande means, "Great Field" in Portuguese, the language of Brazil. Campo Grande is home to the official headquarters of the Western Brazilian Army. Campo Grande's nickname is "Brown City," for it's brown colored soil.

Until the 1970s, Mato Grosso do Sul was part of Mato Grosso State. Even when Mato Grosso do Sul was part of Mato Grosso, Campo Grande had more people than the capital of Mato Groso, Cuiabá. When Mato Grosso do Sul left Mato Grosso and became its own Brazilian state, Campo Grande became the new capital.

Campo Grande International Airport serves Campo Grande and all of Mato Grosso do Sul State and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul is in Campo Grande.