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State of Acre
State
Flag of State of Acre
Flag
Coat of arms of State of Acre
Coat of arms
Location of the State of Acre in Brazil
Location of the State of Acre in Brazil
Country  Brazil
Area
 • Total 152,581 km2 (58,912 sq mi)
Area rank 16th
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 732,793
 • Rank 25th
 • Density 4.802649/km2 (12.43880/sq mi)
 • Density rank 23rd
Demonym(s) Acriano
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 4,835,000,000 (26th)
 • Per capita R$ 7,041 (18th)
HDI
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.751 – medium (17th)
Time zone BRT-1 (UTC-4)
Postal Code 69900-000 to 69999-000
ISO 3166 code BR-AC

Acre is a state in the Northern Region of Brazil. It borders other two states, Amazonas and Rondônia. It also borders two countries, Bolivia and Peru. Its capital city is Rio Branco. Other important cities are: Cruzeiro do Sul, Tarauacá, Sena Madureira, and Brasiléia.

The state is mostly covered by the Amazon Rainforest. There are many rivers in Acre. Some of the rivers are the Juruá, Purus River, Acre River, Tarauacá, Muru, Embirá, and Xapuri.

The economy is based on agriculture, cattle animal husbandry, and rubber production.

Until the start of the 20th century, Acre was a territory of Bolivia. Since the 19th century, most people from Acre were Brazilian people, and they created an independent state.

In 1889, the Bolivians tried to control the area again and there were fights.

In November 17, 1903, Acre become a Brazilian territory. On June 15, 1962 it was unified and became a state.

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