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National Capital of Agribusiness

 

Sorriso, Mato Grosso, BrazilSorriso is a city of 50,000 people in the center of Mato Grosso. It is 432 km (270 miles) north of Cuiabá, the state capital of Mato Grosso. The name Sorriso in Portuguese means “ Smile”.  It is a friendly farm town in the center of the new frontier. The population has doubled in the past 7 years. It is home to many  families from southern Brazil of German and Italian descendants. They have migrated north in search of cheap land and new business opportunities. Sorriso has an active “Downtown” business area including a new shopping mall complete with Multi-Plex Cinema.


Bunge Elevator Sorriso, Mato Grosso, BrazilSorriso is at the epicenter of the largest productive flat spot on the planet. Its elevation is 1100 ft above sea level. With the exception of slope near river systems, the region is table top flat. Sorriso county now plants above 700,000 acres of soybeans annually. The region is then double cropped with either Corn or Cotton.

 

Sorriso is home to Bunge´s 8 million bushel elevator located 10 miles to the north of the city. This elevator is Brazil's largest inland receiving station.

Considering the city did not exist in 1985, the amount of growth that has been seen in this region is staggering.

 

** Bunge photo courtesy of John Haskell.

 

 


 

sorriso has highest agricultural GDP of any municipality in Brazil

 

Sorriso Mato Grosso Brazi - click for more photosSorriso's agricultural sector, which represents R $ 791 million, is the champion in Brazilian soybean production and also has the highest GDP in agriculture and livestock (sum of all wealth). The information is from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), which reported that, on Monday (21), a study of the 100 richest cities in Brazil. The second is St. Desiderius (Bahia) at R$ 753.031 million, and Petrolina (Pernambuco) coming in at R$ 658.796 million.

The institute also confirmed that 6 of the highest GDPs municipalities are in Mato Grosso:

  • Sapezal is the 2nd largest of Mato Grosso and the 4th national with a GDP of R$ 622 million.

  • Campo Verde appears next with R$ 522 million.

  • Nova Mutum is the 4th in the ranking of MT and 7th in the country with a GDP of R$ 512 million.

  • Primavera do Leste with R$ 509 million.

  • Campo Novo dos Parecis is 10th nationally with R$ 505 million

Lucas do Rio Verde appears 15th in the country with R$ 405 million and Sinop appears in 89 th place with R$ 165 million.

 

source:

SoNoticias Newspaper - Sinop, Mato Grosso, Brazil

 

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