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Central-West Region, Brazil

Central-West Region, Brazil
Administration
Full nameCentral-West Region
Native nameRegião Centro-Oeste
Native name langpt
Settlement typeRegion
CountryBrazil
Geography
Total Area622261.8 sq mi (1612077.2 km2)
Area rank2nd
Demography
Total Population13040246 (5) (2005 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (4th) (0/sq mi)
Pop. Estimate13269517( 2006)
Urban (pop.)86.3%
GDP
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$206,361,000,000 (4th)
Per capitaR$14,604 (2nd)
Year2005 - 2006
Category0.818 - high (3nd)
Life expectancy73.2 years (3rd)
Infant mortality19.5% (3rd)
Literacy91.7% (3rd)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-04)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-03)

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The Central-West Region of Brazil ( ) is composed of the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul; along with Distrito Federal (Federal District), where Brazil's national capital, Brasília, is situated. This Region is right in the heart of Brazil, representing 18.86% of the national territory.

With the move of the country's federal capital from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília in the 60s, the construction of roads and railways to the interior of the country made the accesses easier, speeding up the population settling and contributing significantly to its development.

Mato Grosso do Sul was created in 1979, materializing the decision of the government to divide the then called state of Mato Grosso in two states to facilitate to the administration and the development of the region.

Today, Center-West is attracting many investments for agriculture, pecuary, industries and people from Southeast and Southern Brazil.

Brasília International Airport, Marechal Rondon International Airport, Campo Grande International Airport and Santa Genoveva Airport connects Center-West region with many Brazilian cities and also operates some international flights.

The Center-West is home to the University of Brasília, University Center of Brasília, Federal University of Goiás, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul and Federal University of Mato Grosso.

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Position City State Pop. Position City State Pop.
1 Brasília Distrito Federal 2 606 885 11 Rio Verde Goiás 163 021
2 Goiânia Goiás 1 281 975 12 Águas Lindas de Goiás Goiás 143 179
3 Campo Grande Mato Grosso do Sul 755 107 13 Valparaíso de Goiás Goiás 123 444
4 Cuiabá Mato Grosso 550 562 14 Sinop Mato Grosso 114 051
5 Aparecida de Goiânia Goiás 510 770 15 Trindade Goiás 104 979
6 Anápolis Goiás 335 960 16 Corumbá Mato Grosso do Sul 99 467
7 Várzea Grande Mato Grosso 240 038 17 Formosa Goiás 96 284
8 Luziânia Goiás 210 064 18 Itumbiara Goiás 92 832
9 Dourados Mato Grosso do Sul 189 762 19 Novo Gama Goiás 88 835
10 Rondonópolis Mato Grosso 181 902 20 Cáceres Mato Grosso 87 261

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