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About Tocantins stateSatellite view is showing Tocantins, the youngest of the Brazilian states (estados), located in the southeast of the Northern Region of Brazil. Capital city is Palmas, located at the right bank of Tocantins River in the center of the state and the country.
The new state came into existence on 1 January 1989. The northern half of Goiás state became Tocantins. Soon after the capital Palmas was founded on 20 May 1989 to become the permanent seat of the government of Tocantins. On the map it is easy to see that it was a planned city with geometrical patterns of the streets.
With an area of 277,620 km² Tocantins is a little smaller than Ecuador or about the size of the U.S. state of Texas.
Major rivers in the state are the Araguaia and the Tocantins river.
Highest point is an unnamed peak near the town of Paranã in the Serra das Traíras mountain range.
Tocantins has a population of about 1.5 million people (2012).
Most portions of the state lie within the Cerrado, Brazil's vast tropical savanna ecoregion and it has therefore a tropical savanna climate with high average temperatures. There is a dry winter season from May to October and a rainy season from December to April.
Tocantins' economy is mainly based on a variety of services, some industry, agriculture (13%) and hydroelectric power.
The Map shows Tocantins with expressways and main roads (just zoom in to see more details ;∙) and the location of Palmas Airport Airport (IATA Code: PMW), a main gateway to the state.
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