Geography

Goiás


It is the most populous of the Midwest (43% of the population) and the most central of the Brazilian states. Goiás is part of the Central Plateau, consisting of flat lands whose altitude varies between 200 and 1200 meters. The predominant vegetation is the cerrado.

The economy of Goiás is based on industry (mining, food, pharmaceutical, clothing, furniture, metallurgical, logging), trade, livestock and agriculture. It is one of the largest soybean and corn producers in the country.

Through tax incentives and the formation of clusters (a cluster of companies in the same sector seeking benefits), the state has been attracting more and more investments in the industrial sector. It is already among the largest producers of generic drugs in the country. The capital, Goiânia, concentrates 1 million inhabitants and the main manufacturing industries of the state.

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capital
Goiania
Total area
340,086 km²
Initials
GO
Region
Midwest
Population
6 921 161 hab