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Mato Grosso do Sul state

Geography          

about_mato_grosso_do_sul_01Mato Grosso do Sul is one of the most aesthetically beautiful states in Brazil in terms of its abundant plant and animal species and its gorgeous vistas. This makes it a popular destination amongst tourists from Brazil as well as from other countries the world over. It is surrounded by the states of Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná as well as by the South American countries of Paraguay and Bolivia. Mato Grosso do Sul maintains good relationships with these neighbouring countries, largely because of its location and the relative challenge of accessing other great centres in Brazil that it experiences.

Climate

about_mato_grosso_do_sul_02Mato Grosso do Sul has humid subtropical and tropical climates. The average annual rainfall is 1471.1 mm. January is the warmest month, with mean maxima of 34 °C (93.2 °F) and minima of 24 °C (75.2 °F) and more rain; July experiences the coldest temperatures, with mean maxima of 25 °C (77 °F) and minima of 15 °C (59 °F) and sun.  

 

 

 

Culture

about_mato_grosso_do_sul_03It’s a film festival held annually in the months of January and February and has been arranged since 2004. It focuses on the independent cinema presenting Brazilian films and foreign films as well. It also presents regional films and short films. As of 2011 the festival is suspended.

“Festival de Inverno de Bonito” (Bonito Winter Festival) is held every year for a week during July or August, with music performances and ecological videos,theatre, folklore and fine arts exhibitions.

Aquidauana’s biggest event is the Pantanal Micareta, which attracts thousands of tourists to Dr. Sabino Avenue, annually.

Largest Cities

1   Campo Grande – Population   832.352

2   Dourados – Population   207.498

3   Tres Lagoas – Population    109.633

International airport

Campo Grande – The operation of Campo Grande International Airport is shared with the Campo Grande Air Base. The airport has two runways. Construction of the main runway, made of concrete, began in 1950 and was finished in 1953. Corumbá – Corumbá International Airport, located just 3 km (1.86 mi) from the city center  Ponta Porã – Ponta Porã International Airport is also administered by Infraero.

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