Brazil Destinations, Rondonópolis

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Rondonópolis is a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, in Brazil.
It is located at a latitude 16o28’15 “south
and longitude 54o38’08” west, with an altitude of 227 meters. Its
population in 2014 is estimated at approximately 215,718,000 habitants.
The municipality is crossed by the federal highway BR 364 and BR 163, the most important flow paths of
production and connection of the Mato Grosso and north with south. This strategic location makes
Rondonópolis an important industrial region. In the coming years, the Ferro
Norte rails arrived near the city and further boosted the region’s development
due among other factors, the implementation of the Dry Port. The Dry Port,
which is an export zone will reduce export costs of state and local production.
Rondonópolis, has in its north location, the cities of Juscimeira and Poxoréo;
south Itiquira; east San Jose People Black Stone and west St. Anthony’s
Leverger. The urban area of ​​the municipality is
surrounded by the Red River and the Arareau. Already the countryside is cut by
the rivers Stone Bridge, Jurigue and Tadarimana.Rondonopolis is 210 km
away from the capital Cuiabá.
The city was originally known as ” Stone Bridge ” , because of the river of the same name that bathes
the region .
With the route of the Rondon Commission by the region in order to
withdraw money for the construction of telegraph lines , came the lieutenant
Octavio Pitaluga , which measured and established guidelines for future city .
With this project , the town was renamed Rondonópolis , named after Marechal
Rondon in 1918 .
The region is typical of the cerrado vegetation , and the climate is hot and humid tropical, with rainfall
concentrated in spring and summer. The average temperature is 25 ° C and can reach 7 ° C in winter and
43 ° C in summer.
The city is also the jumping off point for tourists and sportsmen visiting the Northern Pantanal. Rondonópolis has a small airport, Maestro Marinho Franco Municipal Airport with only one airline TRIP
Linhas Aéreas, connecting the city with other cities in the Mato Grosso state such as Alta Floresta, Sinop and Cuiabá.

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