What is the significance of the Mato Grosso plateau?
Also asked, what does Mato Grosso mean?
Mato Grosso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmatu ˈg?osu] – lit. "Thick Bush") is one of the states of Brazil, the third largest by area, located in the western part of the country. Neighboring states (from west clockwise) are: Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul.
Secondly, what does Pantanal mean? ~taˈnaw]) is a natural region encompassing the world's largest tropical wetland area. The name "Pantanal" comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning wetland, bog, swamp, quagmire or marsh.
Similarly, it is asked, why are the Brazilian Highlands important?
The Brazilian Highlands make up more than half of the country's landmass and are the main source of the nation's abundant mineral wealth.
What is another name for the Brazilian plateau?
The Brazilian Highlands or Brazilian Plateau (Portuguese: Planalto Brasileiro) are an extensive geographical region, covering most of the eastern, southern and central portions of Brazil, in all approximately half of the country's land area, or some 4,500,000 km2 (1,930,511 sq mi).