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Capital: Porto Velho
Area: 238,512 km2
Important cities: Ji-Paranß, Ariquemes, Cacoal, Vilhena
Economy: agriculture and minerals
The name Rond˘nia is a tribute to CÔndido Rondon, who in the early 1900s laid telegraph lines untilthe western border of the Brazilian Amazon.
Two reasons have brought Rond˘nia to the headlines of newspapers in Brazil and the world: the fast development of what just a few decades ago was a region lost in the middle of the jungle, and the ecological problems that the development brings along.
Physical Geography Rond˘nia has cerrados in the middle of the jungle
History The opening of a road changed the History of Rond˘nia
Travel to Rond˘nia Travel and cultural information about Rond˘nia and cities.
Economy and Infrastructure The new agricultural frontier of Brazil
More info and photos of Rond˘nia Other sites about Rond˘nia
Latest News Recent information about Rond˘nia, Porto Velho and the region
Read also: Rond˘nia Web. Information about some cities of Rond˘nia, written by Professor James Hayes-Bohanan, from Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts.
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