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Rond˘nia is one of the states of Brazil, located in the northwestern part of the country, in the Amazon Rainforest. Rond˘nia is named after Candido Rondon, who had several exploration missions through Brazilian borderlines, in the early 20th century. The territory was set apart from Mato Grosso in 1943, under the name GuaporÚ, as a part of Getulio Vargas' policies to secure frontiers, and was promoted to statehood in 1988. It is a main exporter of wood.

Capital: Porto Velho[?]

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