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Sorriso, Mato Grosso
Capital Nacional do Agronegócio (The National Capital of Agribusiness)
Location of Sorriso in Mato Grosso
Location of Sorriso in Mato Grosso
Sorriso, Mato Grosso is located in Brazil
Sorriso, Mato Grosso
Sorriso, Mato Grosso
Location in Brazil
Coordinates: 12°32′42″S 55°42′39″W / 12.54500°S 55.71083°W / -12.54500; -55.71083
Country Brazil
StateMato Grosso
MesoregionNorte Mato-Grossense
City EstablishedMay 13, 1986
 • MayorAri Lafin
 • Total3,608.416 sq mi (9,345.755 km2)
1,198 ft (365 m)
 (July 1 2019)
 • Total90,313
 • Density25/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC -4

Sorriso is a municipality in the state of Mato Grosso in the Central-West Region of Brazil.[1][2][3][4] The name of the city means literally "smile", but it actually came from the Italian immigrants who only cultivated rice in the region: "only rice" = "só riso". The words ended up merging themselves to form the name of the city.[5]

The city is served by Adolino Bedin Regional Airport.

Arrest of drug lord Luiz Carlos da Rocha a/k/a "White Head"[edit]

One of South America's biggest drug lords, Luiz Carlos da Rocha a/k/a "White Head" was arrested in Sorriso on 30 June/1 July 2017. Brazilean Federal Police said that he was living a "a normal social life, he was not worried about being arrested".[6][7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Divisão Territorial do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Divisão Territorial do Brasil e Limites Territoriais, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). July 1, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  2. ^ "Estimativas da população para 1º de julho de 2009" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Estimativas de População, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). August 14, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "Ranking decrescente do IDH-M dos municípios do Brasil" (in Portuguese). Atlas do Desenvolvimento Humano, Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD). 2000. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  4. ^ "Produto Interno Bruto dos Municípios 2002-2005" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE). December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
  5. ^ Pedersoli, Bruno; Fujita, Gabriela; Alessi, Gil (24 September 2012). ""Capital do agronegócio" tem candidatos milionários rindo à toa e população carente" (in Portuguese). Sorriso: UOL Eleições 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
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