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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 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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