Tocantins

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Tocantins is one of the states of Brazil.wikipedia
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Palmas, Tocantins

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Construction of its capital, Palmas, began in 1989; most of the other cities in the state date to the Portuguese colonial period.
Palmas (, Palm trees) is the capital and largest city in the state of Tocantins, Brazil, newly organized under the 1988 constitution.

Araguaia River

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The Araguaia and Tocantins rivers drain the largest watershed that lies entirely inside Brazilian territory.
Along its course, the river forms the border between the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Pará.

Araguaia National Park

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Tocantins is also home to the Araguaia National Park, the Carajás Indian reservations, and Jalapão State Park, which is about 250 km from Palmas.
The Araguaia National Park (Parque Nacional do Araguaia) is a national park located in Tocantins state in the north of Brazil, between 09º51’—11º11’S and 49º57’—50º27’W.

Cerrado

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Because it is in the central zone of the country, Tocantins has characteristics of the Amazon Basin, and also semi-open pastures, known as cerrado.
The Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, particularly in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Minas Gerais and the Federal District.

Tocantins River

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The Araguaia and Tocantins rivers drain the largest watershed that lies entirely inside Brazilian territory. In the north of Tocantins the cerrado gives place to a zone of transition for the Amazon biome, near Tocantins River.
It flows through four Brazilian states (Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão and Pará) and gives its name to one of Brazil's newest states, formed in 1988 from what was until then the northern portion of Goiás.

Jalapão State Park

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Tocantins is also home to the Araguaia National Park, the Carajás Indian reservations, and Jalapão State Park, which is about 250 km from Palmas. In addition, the State of Tocantins has established state parks at Jalapão and Serra do Lajeado, protecting two unique samples of the Cerrado.
Jalapão State Park (Parque Estadual do Jalapão) is a state park in the microregion of Jalapão in eastern Tocantins, Brazil.

Maranhão

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Tocantins is bordered to the northeast by the states of Maranhão and Piauí, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest.
Going clockwise from the north, it borders on the Atlantic Ocean and the states of Piauí, Tocantins and Pará.

Bananal Island

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The Bananal Island (Ilha do Bananal), in the southwest of the State, is the second largest fluvial island in the world.
Bananal Island (Ilha do Bananal, ) is a large river island formed from the bisection of the Araguaia River, in southwestern Tocantins, Brazil.

Pará

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Tocantins is bordered to the northeast by the states of Maranhão and Piauí, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest.
It borders the Brazilian states of Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Amazonas and Roraima.

Mato Grosso

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Tocantins is bordered to the northeast by the states of Maranhão and Piauí, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest.
Neighboring states (from west clockwise) are: Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Bahia

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Tocantins is bordered to the northeast by the states of Maranhão and Piauí, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest.
In the northwest, it is bordered by Tocantins.

North Region, Brazil

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Following its detachment from Goiás, the new state was transferred from Brazil's Central-West Region to the North Region.
It comprises the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins.

Cantão

igapó forests
Where the two branches meet again they form an inland delta called Cantão, a typical Amazonian igapó flooded forest.
Cantão is a tropical forest ecosystem located in the central Araguaia river basin, the southeastern edge of the Amazon biome, in the Brazilian state of Tocantins.

Araguaína

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With the exception of Araguaína there are few other cities with a significant population in the state.
Araguaína is a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Tocantins.

States of Brazil

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Tocantins is one of the states of Brazil.
The Brazilian constitution of 1988 created the state of Tocantins from the northern portion of Goiás, established Amapá and Roraima as states, and returned the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha to Pernambuco.

Amazon biome

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In the north of Tocantins the cerrado gives place to a zone of transition for the Amazon biome, near Tocantins River.
In Brazil the biome covers more than 4100000 km2 and covers all or parts of the states of Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Rondônia, Pará, Amapá, Maranhão, Tocantins and Mato Grosso.

Goiás

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Tocantins is bordered to the northeast by the states of Maranhão and Piauí, Bahia to the east, Goiás to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Pará to the northwest. It is the newest of the 26 Brazilian states, formed in 1988 and encompassing what had formerly been the northern two-fifths of the state of Goiás.
It borders the Federal District and the states of (from north clockwise) Tocantins, Bahia, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso.

BR-153

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It also serves as part of the Belém-Brasília Highway in the stretch located between the cities of Wanderlândia, in the state of Tocantins, and Anápolis, in the state of Goiás.

Cantão State Park

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It borders Cantão State Park, and together, these strictly protected areas form the core of the Araguaia Mosaic of Protected Areas, which consists of over four million hectares of state and federal protected areas and Indian lands along the Araguaia wetlands.
The Cantão State Park (Parque Estadual do Cantão) is a state park in the state of Tocantins, Brazil.

Lajeado State Park

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In addition, the State of Tocantins has established state parks at Jalapão and Serra do Lajeado, protecting two unique samples of the Cerrado.
The Lajeado State Park (Parque Estadual do Lajeado) is a state park in the state of Tocantins, Brazil.

Trans-Amazonian Highway

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It runs through the Amazon forest and the Brazilian states of Paraíba, Ceará, Piaui, Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and Amazonas, from the proximities of Saboeiro up until the town of Lábrea.

Porto Nacional

Porto Nacional, Tocantins
Porto Nacional is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Tocantins.

Palmas Airport

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Designed with a modern concept of visual communication, the new Palmas Airport Complex contains an Aeroshopping area.
The airport is named after Brigadier Lysias Augusto Rodrigues (1896-1957), one of the founding figures of the Brazilian Air Force and crucial to the integration of Tocantins to Brazil via the passenger air services of the Brazilian Air Force.

Portuguese language

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Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools.

BR-010

Between Brasília and Estreito, the highway has many incomplete and unpaved stretches, especially in the state of Tocantins.