The land where the state of Mato Grosso do Sul is today began to be populated in 1830. The state constituted the southern part of the state of Mato Grosso, from which it was broken down by a complementary law of 1977, signed by President Ernesto Geisel. Part of the former state was located within the legal Amazon, whose area extended further south to benefit from the new federation unit with its tax incentives.
The state economy is based on agriculture, livestock, mining and industry. The main economic area of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul is the plateau of the Paraná basin, with its forest and purple soil. In this region, the means of transport are more efficient and the consumer markets of the Southeast region are closer.
The typical drink of the state, taken in meetings with friends, is tereré (similar to mate, but cold).
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