Tocantins (state)

state in the North Region of Brazil

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.

State of Tocantins
Flag of State of Tocantins
Coat of arms of State of Tocantins
Location of State of Tocantins in Brazil
Location of State of Tocantins in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°11′S 48°20′W / 10.183°S 48.333°W / -10.183; -48.333
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityPalmas
 • GovernorJosé Wilson Siqueira Campos[1] (PSDB)
 • Total277,620.91 km2 (107,190.03 sq mi)
 • Rank10th
 (2010 census)[2]
 • Total1,383,453
 • Rank24th
 • Density5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
  • Rank22nd
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 9,607,000,000 (24th)
 • Per capitaR$ 7,210 (17th)
 • Year2005
 • Category0.756 – medium (15th)
Time zoneUTC-3 (BRT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2 (BRST)
Postal Code
77000-000 to 77990-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-TO

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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States of Brazil  
Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins
Federal district: Distrito Federal