Mato Grosso facts for kids
|State of Mato Grosso|
Location of State of Mato Grosso in Brazil
|• Total||903,357 km2 (348,788 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.4486211/km2 (8.931888/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||25th|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 35,284,000,000 (15th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 12,350 (8th)|
|• Category||0.801 – medium (11th)|
|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 is one of the states of Brazil. It is in the western part of the country. Mato Grosso shares borders with the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul. It also borders the country Bolivia to the southwest. The name, Mato Grosso, means "thick jungle".
Mato Grosso is the state in Brazil in which the most deforestation of Brazil's part of the Amazon Rainforest has happened. In 1977, the state was split into two halves. This created the new state Mato Grosso do Sul. The Bororo Indians live in the Mato Grosso area.
There are few cities. The most important ones are:
- Alta Floresta
- Barra do Garças
- Cuiabá, the capital
- Várzea Grande
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