Miranda, Mato Grosso do Sul
|Município de Miranda|
Location in Brazil
|State||Mato Grosso do Sul|
|Founded||July 16, 1784|
|• Mayor||Elisabeth de Paula Almeida|
|• Total||5,478.63 km2 (2,115.31 sq mi)|
|Elevation||125 m (410 ft)|
|• Density||4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|HDI (2000)||0.724 – medium|
Miranda is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, named for its location on the river by the same name. Its population was 24,781 (2005) and its area is 5,479 km².
Miranda has long been overlooked as a gateway to the Pantanal and Bonito, but is actually far closer to both locations than either Corumbá or Campo Grande and thus makes it a good place to stay when visiting the Pantanal, Serra Bodoquena or Bonito. Miranda is also a real town, preoccupied more with its own economy and culture than with the tourism industry. As it lies in the heart of indigenous Terena land, the communities have a large cultural and arts centre, with many panels outlining Terena history and arts and crafts for sale. Every October Miranda throws the spectacular Festa do Homem Pantaneiro: four days of rodeos, lassoing and general revelry that combine well with the water festival in Corumbá.
Pantanal Ranch Meia Lua offers one of the best accommodation options when visiting the Southern Pantanal region. This working ranch (Fazenda or Bed & Breakfast), located in rural Miranda, organise jeep safari and boat tours into the regional area of the Southern Pantanal, Serra Bodoquena and Bonito, as well as activities on the ranch such as horse riding, bush walking, fishing, Pantanal cooking classes, capoeira, cattle ranching experiences and indigenous cultural workshops. The team speak a range of languages including Portuguese, English, French, Swiss-German, German, Spanish and Hebrew. The ranch has 7 rooms with air-conditioning, ventilator/fans with private, ensuite bathrooms.
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