State of Mato Grosso do Sul
|Capital and Largest City||Campo Grande|
|• Governor||Reinaldo Azambuja|
|• Vice Governor||Simone Tebet|
|• Total||357,124.962 km2 (137,886.719 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.0/km2 (18/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||20th|
|Demonym(s)||Sul-mato-grossense or Mato-grossense-do-sul|
|• Year||2010 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 38.484,74 (17th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 10,599 (11th)|
|• Category||0.810 – high (8th)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (BRT-1)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (BRST-1)|
79000-000 to 79990-000
|ISO 3166 code||BR-MS|
Mato Grosso do Sul is one of the states of Brazil. It shares borders with the states of Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná. It also borders the countries of Paraguay and Bolivia to the west. Campo Grande is the capital of the state
Mato Grosso do Sul means "Southern Thick Forest". The name comes from its northern neighbour state of Mato Grosso. Mato Grosso do Sul was a part of Mato Grosso until they were split in the 1970s. Many people wrongly refer to Mato Grosso do Sul as simply "Mato Grosso". This has caused the government to consider changing its name to "Pantanal", the world's largest wetlands which is in the state.
Economy[change | change source]
Geography[change | change source]
- Campo Grande, the capital of the state.
- Três Lagoas
- Nova Andradina
- Ponta Porã
History[change | change source]
In 1977 the state was created by dividing the state of Mato Grosso. It officially became a state two years later on January 1, 1979.
Flag[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "IBGE | Portal do IBGE | IBGE".
- "Pantanal in South America declared "Threatened Lake of the Year 2007"". Ramsar Convention Secretariat. February 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website (in Portuguese)
|States of Brazil|
|Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins|
|Federal District: Brazilian Federal District|