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Rondônia

 Flag Coat of arms
Location of State of Rondônia in Brazil
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityPorto Velho
Government
• GovernorConfúcio Moura
• Vice GovernorAirton Gurgacz
Area
• Total237,576.16 km2 (91,728.67 sq mi)
Area rank13th
Population
(2012)[1]
• Total1,590,011
• Rank23rd
• Density6.6926370/km2 (17.333850/sq mi)
• Density rank19th
GDP
• Year2006 estimate
• TotalR$13,110,000,000 (22nd) • Per capitaR$ 8,391 (15th)
HDI
• Year2005
• Category0.776 – medium (14th)
Time zoneUTC-4 (BRT-1)
Postal Code
76800-000 to 76999-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-RO
Websiterondonia.ro.gov.br

Rondônia is a state in Brazil. It is in the northwestern part of the country. To the west is the state of Acre. To the north is the state of Amazonas. In the east is Mato Grosso. In the south is Bolivia. Its capital is Porto Velho. The state was named after Candido Rondon.

Other cities include:

Geography

The state has a part that is covered mostly by jungle of the Amazon Rainforest. About three-fifths of the state has had the jungle removed since the 1970s. Most of the people living in the state now live in urban areas. It is a main exporter of wood. The state also makes both coffee and cocoa. The breeding of cattle is also important here.

Flag

The flag was designed by Silvio Carvalho Feitosa. It was made the flag of the state on December 22, 1981. The flag uses the same colors as the flag of Brazil. The big star in the middle of the flag is a symbol for the new state. The star is shown rising into the blue sky that is stretching over Brazil (the yellow and green areas in the lower half of the flag).

Tribes

The Akuntsu tribe is one of the tribes of Rondônia. They are one of the indigenous peoples of Brazil. They were first contacted in only 1995. At that time, there were only seven people in the tribe. As of 2006, there were six people. They live in the Igarape Omere region to the southwest of Rondônia. The tribe consists of chief Kunibu Baba (male,age: ~ 70), Pupak(male, age: ~ 40), Ururu(female, age:~80) and three women with ages from 23-35. The seventh member of the tribe died in 1995. The only child born after that died in 2000 in a storm. With his death the only hope of the tribe not becoming extinct lessened.[2]

Notes

1. Ibge.gov
2. Akuntsu and Kanoê, Survival. Retrieved on 1st December 2006.

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