Peixoto de Azevedo

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Peixoto de Azevedo
Location in Mato Grosso  state
Location in Mato Grosso state
Peixoto de Azevedo is located in Brazil
Peixoto de Azevedo
Peixoto de Azevedo
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 10°13′23″S 54°58′47″W / 10.22306°S 54.97972°W / -10.22306; -54.97972Coordinates: 10°13′23″S 54°58′47″W / 10.22306°S 54.97972°W / -10.22306; -54.97972
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West Region
State Mato Grosso
Time zone BRT-1/BRST-1 (UTC-4/-3)
Gold specimen from the Alta Floresta Gold Province, near Peixoto de Azevedo. 2.6 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm.

Peixoto de Azevedo is a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil. On September 29, 2006, the Brazilian Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 crashed approximately 200 kilometers (120 mi) east of the city center. Peixoto de Azevedo was the ancient location of Panará's Indian tribes. They were expelled by the gold rush in the region. Now, the Panará's tribes are located in the Indigenous Area Kapoto-Jarinã, created by the Villa-Boas brothers.

The nearby Alta Floresta Gold Province comprises 38 gold mines. [1]