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Acre (state)

federated state of Brazil

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.

State of Acre
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
Coordinates: 9°58′0″S 67°49′0″W / 9.96667°S 67.81667°W / -9.96667; -67.81667Coordinates: 9°58′0″S 67°49′0″W / 9.96667°S 67.81667°W / -9.96667; -67.81667
Country Brazil
CapitalRio Branco
Government
 • GovernorGladson Cameli (P)
 • Vice GovernorMajor Rocha
Area
 • Total152,581 km2 (58,912 sq mi)
Area rank16th
Population
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total732,793
 • Rank25th
 • Density4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
 • Density rank23rd
Demonym(s)Acriano
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 4,835,000,000 (26th)
 • Per capitaR$ 7,041 (18th)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.751 – medium (17th)
Time zoneUTC-4 (BRT-1)
Postal Code
69900-000 to 69999-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-AC

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.

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

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