Tocantins (state) facts for kids

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State of Tocantins
Flag of State of Tocantins
Coat of arms of State of Tocantins
Coat of arms
Location of State of Tocantins in Brazil
Location of State of Tocantins in Brazil
Country  Brazil
 • Total 277,620.91 km2 (107,190.03 sq mi)
Area rank 10th
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 1,383,453
 • Rank 24th
 • Density 4.9832450/km2 (12.906545/sq mi)
 • Density rank 22nd
Demonym(s) Tocantinense
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 9,607,000,000 (24th)
 • Per capita R$ 7,210 (17th)
 • Year 2005
 • Category 0.756 – medium (15th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code 77000-000 to 77990-000
ISO 3166 code BR-TO

Tocantins is a state in central Brazil. The state was made in 1988 out of the northern part of Goiás, and construction began on the capital, Palmas, in 1989. Palmas is much newer than most cities in the area.

The state is the border between the Amazon Rainforest and Brazil's grassy flatlands. The state is very important for raising and selling cows and other farm animals.

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