The Central West

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Brazil’s Central-West is an area of striking contrasts that vary from the futuristic designs of the nation’s capital, Brasília, through to the untouched and unexplored backwaters of the Pantanal Matogrossense, the savannah of Mato Grosso.

Brasília is the “dream city” of the future, a city born to be a nation’s capital, a city designed to open up the untouched interior of Brazil to the 20th century.The Pantanal Matogrossense, on the other hand, is an area only relatively recently discovered and explored by man.Once a vast inland sea, it is today one of the largest and richest reserves of wildlife known to man and the 

Araguaia River is considered to hold the planet’s most abundant source of fish as well as the Bananal Island, the largest river-island in the world.

The Central-West covers 24.93% of Brazil and contains 7% of the population who live in the states of:

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