Rondônia (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁõˈdonjɐ] (listen)) is one of the 26 states of Brazil, located in the northern subdivision of the country (central-western part). To the west is a short border with the state of Acre, to the north is the state of Amazonas, in the east is Mato Grosso, and in the south and southwest is Bolivia. Rondônia has a population of 1,755,000 as of 2014. It is the fifth least populated state. Its capital and largest city is Porto Velho. The state was named after Cândido Rondon, who explored the north of the country during the 1910s. The state, which is home to 0,8% of the Brazilian population, is responsible for 0,6% of the Brazilian GDP.
State of Rondônia
Estado de Rondônia
|Anthem: Hino de Rondônia|
Location of State of Rondônia in Brazil
|Founded||September 13, 1943|
|Capital and largest city||Porto Velho|
|• Governor||Coronel Marcos Rocha (PSL)|
|• Vice Governor||Zé Jodan (PSL)|
|• Senators||Acir Gurgacz (PDT)|
Confúcio Moura (MDB)
Marcos Rogério (DEM)
|• Total||237,576.16 km2 (91,728.67 sq mi)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||19th|
|Demonym(s)||Rondoniano or Rondoniense|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 13,110,000,000 (22nd)|
|• Per capita||R$ 8,391 (15th)|
|• Category||0.725 – high (19th)|
|Time zone||UTC−3 (BRT–1)|
76800-000 to 76999-000
|ISO 3166 code||BR-RO|
According to the IBGE of 2008, there were 1,519,000 people residing in the state. The population density was 6.6 inhabitants/km2. Urbanization: 66.8% (2004); Population growth: 2.2% (1991-2000); Houses: 430,747 (2005).
The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 832,000 Brown (Multiracial) people (54.81%), 546,000 White people (35.95%), 115,000 Black people (7.56%), 16,000 Asian people (1.08%), 8,000 Amerindian people (0.53%).
The economy of the state of Rondônia has, as main activities, agriculture, livestock, food industry and vegetal and mineral extraction. In 2016, the state's GDP reached R$ 39.451 billion. Its export basket is mainly composed of frozen beef (43.43%), soy (32.77%), raw tin (7.08%), sawn wood (2.36%) and edible giblets (2.02%).
Beginning in the 1970s, the state attracted farmers from the south-central part of the country, stimulated by the federal government's colonization projects and the availability of cheap and fertile land. The development of agricultural activities has transformed the area into one of the main agricultural frontiers in the country and one of the most prosperous and productive regions in northern Brazil. The state stands out in the production of coffee (largest producer in the North and 5th largest in Brazil), cocoa (2nd largest producer in the North and 3rd largest in Brazil), beans (2nd largest producer in the North), maize (2nd largest producer in the North region), soybean (3rd largest producer in the North region), rice (3rd largest producer in the North region) and cassava (4th largest producer in the North region). Despite the large volume of production and the small territory by the region's standards (7 times smaller than Amazonas and 6 times smaller than Pará), Rondônia still has more than 60% of its territory fully preserved.
In coffee production, Rondônia was, in 2019, the 5th largest producer in the country, being the 2nd largest producer of Coffea canephora, getting a total of 2.3 million bags of 60 kg of coffee (near 138 thousand tons) this year.
In the production of cocoa, Pará has been competing with Bahia for the leadership of Brazilian production. In 2019, Pará harvested 135 thousand tons of cocoa, and Bahians harvested 130 thousand tons. Rondônia is the 3rd largest cocoa producer in the country, with 18 thousand tons harvested in 2017.
In 2017, the state had a cattle herd of 14,098,031 head of cattle (73,37% for beef and the rest for dairy), second largest herd in the North, second only to Pará, being the 6th largest in the country, 5th in meat exports and 8th in milk production. The state's milk production in 2018 was around 800 million liters, the largest producer in the North.
In 2017, Rondônia had 0.62% of the national mineral participation (8th place in the country). Rondônia had production of tin (10,9 thousand tons at a value of R$ 333 million), gold (1 ton at a value of R$ 125 million), niobium (in the form of columbita-tantalita) (3.5 thousand tons at R$ 24 million), and zinc in gross form (26 thousand tons at R$ 27 million) In addition, in gemstones, the state has some production of garnet.
In industry, Rondônia had an industrial GDP of R$ 8.2 billion in 2017, equivalent to 0.7% of the national industry. It employs 49,944 workers in the industry. The main industrial sectors are: Industrial Services of Public Utility, such as Electricity and Water (54.4%), Construction (19.2%), Food (17.6%), Wood (1.8%) and Non-metallic minerals (1.2%). These 5 sectors concentrate 94.2% of the state's industry.
As of 2011[update] there were 21 Indigenous Territories in Rondônia, with two more in process of being demarcated. The largest of these, the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau Indigenous Territory, covers over 1.8 million hectares. Another, the Rio Omerê Indigenous Territory, is home to the Kanoê and Akuntsu people. Both tribes were the victims of massacres by cattle ranchers in the 1970s and 1980s and currently number just four and five individuals respectively.
Over 20 indigenous languages are spoken in Rondônia. Below is a list of indigenous languages spoken in the state:
|Aikanã||language isolate||tba||Aikaná, Corumbiara, Huari, Kasupá, Kolumbiara, Masaká, Mundé, Tubarão, Uari, Wari|
|Kanoé||language isolate||kxo||Canoé, Canoê, Guaratégaya, Guarategaja, Koaratira, Guaratira, Amniapé, Kapixaná, Kapixana, Kapishanã|
|Kwaza||language isolate||xwa||Coaia, Koaiá, Koaya, Koayá, Quaiá, Arara|
|Sabanês||Nambikwaran||sae||Sabané, Sabanê, Sabanés, Sabanes, Sabones, Sowainte|
|Oro Win||Chapacuran||orw||dialects: Oro At, Oro Eo, Oro Mon, Oro Nao, Oro Waram, Oro Waram Xijem|
|Jabutí||Macro-Jê||Jabutí||jbt||Djeoromitxi, Dheoromitxí, Kipiu, Jabotí, Quipiu, Yabutí|
|Arikem||Tupian||Arikem||ait||Ariken, Arikém, Ariquême|
|Karitiâna||Tupian||Arikem||ktn||Caritiana, Karitiána, Karitiana|
|Gavião do Jiparaná||Tupian||Mondé||gvo||Digüt, Gavião, Gavião do Rondônia, Ikõro|
|Suruí||Tupian||Mondé||sru||Paiter, Suruí de Rondônia, Suruí do Jiparaná, Suruí Paiter|
|Puruborá||Tupian||Puruborá||pur||Aurã, Boruborá, Burubora, Cujubi, Kuyubi, Miguelenho, Migueleno, Pumbora, Puroborá, Puruba|
|Karo||Tupian||Ramarama||arr||Arara, Arára, Arára de Rondonia, Arára do Jiparaná, Arara-Karo, Itanga, Itogapuc, Itogapúk, Ntogapid, Ntogapig, Ramarama, Uruku, Urukú|
|Makuráp||Tupian||Tuparí||mpu||Macuráp, Macurape, Macurapi, Makurápi, Massaka|
|Wayoró||Tupian||Tuparí||wyr||Ajurú, Ayurú, Uaiora, Wajaru, Wayru, Wayurú|
|Amundava||Tupian||Kawahiva||adw||Amondawa, Amondáwa, Amundawa, Amundáwa|
|Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau||Tupian||Kawahiva||urz||Eru-Eu-Wau-Wau, Kagwahiva, Uru-Eu-Uau-Uau, Uruewawau, Urueuwawáu|
Governador Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport is located in the state capital of Porto Velho.
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- Roraima PIB
- Rondonia Exports
- Produção de café conilon avança e pode ter safra recorde em 2019 gerando emprego e renda
- Rondônia deve produzir 1,2 milhão de toneladas de soja na safra 2019/2020
- Soja é ouro no estado do Tocantins
- Especialistas e produtores debatem sobre a expansão da soja no Pará
- Colheita do milho safrinha cresce 20% e Conab estima produção de 805 mil toneladas em Rondônia
- Produção brasileira de mandioca em 2018
- Safra de arroz tem aumento de produtividade em Rondônia
- Pará retoma liderança na produção brasileira de cacau, com a união de agricultores
- Rondônia é o terceiro maior produtor de cacau do Brasil
- Rebanho bovino ultrapassa 14 milhões de cabeças em Rondônia
- Produção de leite em Rondônia resulta em cerca de 800 milhões de litros por ano e é um dos destaques da feira
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- Industry Profile of Rondonia
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