Mato Grosso do Sul
|Pop. density:||3.1 inh./km²|
|Governor:||José Miranda dos Santos|
known as Zeca do PT
Mato Grosso do Sul is one of the states of Brazil, located in the western part of the country. Neighboring states are (from north clockwise) Mato Grosso, Goiás, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná. It also borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the west.
The name means "thick grass of the South". The state is subdivided into 11 regions with 77 municipalities. Big cities include:
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The highest elevation is the 1,065 m high Morro Grande.
|The flag was adopted by the first law of the new state - article 1 of decree no. 1 implementing decree-law no. 1 - on January 1, 1979. It was designed by Mauro Michael Munhoz. The white strip symbolizes hope, the green the vegetation. The star in the blue sky in the right side stands for balance, force and serenity.|