Cáceres, Mato Grosso

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Cáceres
Skyline of Cáceres
Flag of Cáceres
Flag
Official seal of Cáceres
Seal
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CountryBrazil
StateMato Grosso
Founded6 October 1778[1]
Population
 (July 1 2018)
 • Total93,882

Cáceres is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. It covers an area of 24,000km2 and as of 2014 had an estimated population of 90,000. [2]

The town is sited on the Paraguay River, and hosts a popular fishing festival each September.[3] The municipality contains part of the Serra das Araras Ecological Station.[4] It also contains part of the Taiamã Ecological Station.[5] The municipality contains the 114,000 hectares (280,000 acres) Guirá State Park, created in 2002.[6]

Cáceres was the starting point of the Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition.[7]

Cáceres is the administrative headquarters of the Mato Grosso State University and counts with 13 graduation courses and 3 post graduation courses.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivan Sache (21 November 2010). "Cáceres, Mato Grosso (Brazil)". Flags of the World. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Mato Grosso: Caceres". Cidades. IBGE. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Thousands of piranhas infest beach, bite swimmers". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 17 November 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  4. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica da Serra das Araras (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-19
  5. ^ Unidade de Conservação: Estação Ecológica de Taiamã (in Portuguese), MMA: Ministério do Meio Ambiente, retrieved 2016-04-18
  6. ^ Parque Estadual Guirá (in Portuguese), Via Rural, retrieved 2016-12-08
  7. ^ Roosevel-Rondon Scientifi Expedition Website, retrieved 2017-03-27
  8. ^ UNEMAT Website (in Portuguese), retrieved 2017-03-27

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