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Mato Grosso

federated state of Brazil

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".

State of Mato Grosso
Flag of State of Mato Grosso
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Coat of arms of State of Mato Grosso
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Location of State of Mato Grosso in Brazil
Location of State of Mato Grosso in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityCuiabá
Government
 • GovernorJosé Pedro Taques (PSDB)
Area
 • Total903,357 km2 (348,788 sq mi)
Area rank3rd
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total3,115,336
 • Rank19th
 • Density3.4/km2 (8.9/sq mi)
 • Density rank25th
Demonym(s)Mato-grossense
GDP
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 35,284,000,000 (15th)
 • Per capitaR$ 12,350 (8th)
HDI
 • Year2005
 • Category0.801 – medium (11th)
Time zoneUTC-4 (BRT-1)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (BRST-1)
Postal Code
78000-000 to 78890-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-MT

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.

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