Chapada dos Guimarães

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Chapada dos Guimarães
Municipality
Location in Mato Grosso  state
Location in Mato Grosso state
Chapada dos Guimarães is located in Brazil
Chapada dos Guimarães
Chapada dos Guimarães
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°27′39″S 55°45′00″W / 15.46083°S 55.75000°W / -15.46083; -55.75000Coordinates: 15°27′39″S 55°45′00″W / 15.46083°S 55.75000°W / -15.46083; -55.75000
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Mato Grosso
Time zone BRT-1/BRST-1 (UTC-4/-3)

Chapada dos Guimarães is a municipality located in central Brazil, 62 km from the city of Cuiaba, the capital of Mato Grosso State. It is home to the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park. Outside this town is the geographic center of South America.

The municipality contains 77% of the 3,534 hectares (8,730 acres) Rio da Casca Ecological Station, a strictly protected conservation unit created in 1994.[1] The municipal seat contains the 31 hectares (77 acres) Quineira State Park, created in 2006.[2]

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  1. ^ ESEC do Rio da Casca (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-07-18 
  2. ^ PES Quineira (in Portuguese), ISA: Instituto Socioambiental, retrieved 2016-12-10 

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