Mato Grosso do Sul facts for kids
|State of Mato Grosso do Sul|
Location of State of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil
|• Total||357,124.962 km2 (137,886.719 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.0145979/km2 (18.167725/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||BRT-1 (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||BRST-1 (UTC-3)|
|Postal Code||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.
- Campo Grande, the capital of the state.
- Três Lagoas
- Nova Andradina
- Ponta Porã
The highest elevation is the 1,065 m high Morro Grande.
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