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ID: 7006260
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Mato Grosso (state)  Mato Grosso (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 13 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -13.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 056 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -56.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Name means "great woods"; first settled by gold seekers in 17th cen.; mining became main industry until early 19th cen.; one nation's top tropical grazing lands; social & health conditions improving in growing cities, but limited in sparser regions.

Names:
Mato Grosso (preferred,C,V)
Estado de Mato Grosso (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Mato Grosso (state)  ............  Mato Grosso (state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Centro-Oeste (region (geographic))  ............  Centro-Oeste (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Mato Grosso (state)  ................  Mato Grosso (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1889
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Estado de Mato Grosso..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Mato Grosso..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 739
.......................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-108
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 739
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-108
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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