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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Palmas - Tocantins
About the City of PalmasSatellite view is showing Palmas, largest city and the capital of Tocantins, the newest of the Brazilian states, situated between the Amazon Rainforest and the coastal savanna. The city is located in the center of Brazil at the right bank of Tocantins River, in a distance of about 600 km (373 mi) north of Brasília.
Palmas was founded on 20 May 1989 to become the youngest capital of the youngest Brazil state. On 1 January 1990 the city became the permanent seat of the government of Tocantins. It is a planned city; on the map it is easy to recognize the intricate geometrical patterns of the streets.
Today the city has a population of almost 250,000 people (census 2012).
Palmas is unhurriedly developing to the economic and administrative center of Tocantins and thus its economy is mainly based on a variety of (administrative) services, some industry and a little agriculture.
It is home to a Museum of History and Geography, a Modern Art Museum, and the Federal University of Tocantins.
For tourists the city is a gateway to the nearby Taquarussu, an ecotourism destination which is famous for its waterfalls and a stunning natural environment.
Tocantins lies within the Cerrado, Brazil's vast tropical savanna ecoregion with a tropical savanna climate. Palmas is considered the hottest state capital with high average temperatures. There is a dry winter season from May to October and a season with more rain from December to April.
The Map shows a city map of Palmas with expressways, main roads and streets and the location of Palmas Airport named Palmas–Brigadeiro Lysias Rodrigues Airport (IATA Code: PMW) which is by road about 13 km (8 mi) south of downtown Palmas.
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Thursday-February-22 23:43Time zone: Brasilia Time (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
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| Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 10°11′S 48°20′W
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