Goiás

Brazilian state of Goiás

State Capital City: Goiânia

State Abbreviation: GO

Goiás is a state of Brazil, located in the central part of the country.  #8 on map.

Neighbouring states are (from north clockwise) Tocantins , Bahia , Minas Gerais , the Federal District , Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso .

The most central of the Brazilian states and the most populous of the region, Goiás is characterized by a landscape of chapadões (plateaus). In the height of the drought season, from June to September, the lack of rain makes the level of the Araguaia River go down and exposes almost 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) of beaches, making it the main attraction of the State.

Other attractions are the historical city of Goiás (or Old Goiás), 132 km (82 mi) from Goiânia, established in the beginning of 18th Century, and Caldas Novas, with its hot water wells attracting more than one million tourists per year.

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Largest cities in Goiás

Goiânia , Anápolis, Aparecida de Goiânia

Official state website: www.goias.gov.br (Portuguese)

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