Campo Grande

/kahonn"poo grddahonn"deuh/
a city in SW Brazil. 297,632.

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      city, capital of Mato Grosso do Sul estado (state), southwestern Brazil, lying near the headwaters of the Anhanduí River, in the Maracaju Mountains, at 1,770 feet (540 metres) above sea level. Campo Grande is the largest city and the most active commercial centre of Mato Grosso do Sul. In 1975 the Brazilian government fertilized large tracts of scrubland near Campo Grande for agricultural production (corn [maize], soy, rice, and feijão [beans]). Its industries include the shipping of cattle, meat-packing, and processing of beef, hides, skins, maté (tea), and agricultural products, particularly the extraction of soybean oil. The Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul was founded in 1970. Campo Grande is situated on the São Paulo–Corumba Railroad and is the head of a railroad spur running southwest through Mato Grosso do Sul to the Paraguayan border. The city lies at the junction of roads connecting the pastoral and agricultural interior with São Paulo some 550 miles (885 km) to the east. It also has an airfield and a large football (soccer) stadium. Pop. (2005 est.) 741,100.

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Universalium. 2010.

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