Brazilian State capitals
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The smallest Brazilian state in area 22,050 km2
One the biggest Brazilian States 1,253,164 km2. ParÃ¡ means "river" in an indian language. BelÃ©m, is the Portuguese for Bethlehem, the city where Jesus Christ was born.
"the place with a large variety of mines." gold was mined here in the 16th and 17th centuries. Now iron ore mining is a large industry.
Roraima derives from Roro-imÃ£ meaning Green Mountain
Located in the State of GoiÃ¡s, in a region called Planalto Central, the Distrito Federal is divided in 19 administrative regions. Brazilian capital since 1960
Home to immigrant Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukranians
German and Italian settlers came here as early as 1829
Formerly part of Pernambuco until 1799. Fortaleza is one of the most modern cities in Brazil
Intensive agriculture and extensive cattle breeding. site of the building of the new capital Brasilia begun in 1956. located in central Brazil
The most eastern state of Brazil
Contains Oiapoque the northernmost point of Brazil. closest part of Brazil to Europe which caused disputes with the British, Dutch, French and Portuguese
One of the smallest States of Brazil, in area 27,933 km2. contains sugar producing plantations.
The biggest Brazilian State in territory 1,577,820 km2 named for the Amazonas (Amazon) River and for the Amazonas, a tribe of warrior women which lived in the forests surrounding the river.
The state is the biggest producer of petroleum on land in Brazil
Created by the Constitution of 1988; it was part of the state of GoiÃ¡s.
The southern most state of Brazil and a cattle breeding region
Named in honor of CÃ¢ndido Rondon who in the early 1900s laid telegraph lines to the western border of the Brazilian Amazon
Duarte Coelho in 1534 was given this area by the Portuguese king and started sugar cane production
The far western Brazilian state covered by the Amazon. river travel is most common because roads are sparse and unreliable. rubber production is the main industry
Formerly called the State of Guanabara after Guanabara Bay. Discovered by Portuguese explorers on January 1st, 1502. Rio was the Brazilian capital from 1763 to 1960
Where the first Portuguese settlement started with Salvador founded in 1534 as the first capital of Brazil
One of the poorest States in Brazil but a state of great beauty especially LenÃ§Ã³is, a desert area filled with ponds
The economic center of Brazil
Teresina is the only capital city in Brazilian northeast which is not located by the sea.
A coastal state with VitÃ³ria as its major port
Facts contributed by:
Allan R. Matthes