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Travel to Acre, Brazil

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climate in Rio Branco Area: 153,150 km2; Population: 557,526 (2000)
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Important newspapers: O Estado do Acre; A Gazeta do Acre
Map of Acre; How to get to Acre

State of Acre, Brazil

The name Acre derived from the indian word Aquiri, which would mean "river of caymans". The State is entirely covered by the Amazon Jungle. The indian culture is strongly visible (indians taught the white men how to survive in the jungle), but the indian population is insignificant (last count, of 2000, registered only 2% of indians); most of population today are descendants of other Brazilians (particularly from Ceará) who migrated last century to work in the extraction of rubber.

Important cities in Acre

Capital city: Rio Branco.
List with all cities in Acre.

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Tourist Attractions and Events in Acre

Rio Branco: traces of the rubber cycle


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