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in the state of Tocantins
On January 1st
1990, the seat of the State Government of Tocantins was definitely established in Palmas,
the new capital. Palmas construction began on May 20th 1989.
Bosque dos Pioneiros
The yearly average temperature
variation is between 24°C and 28°C during the rain season (Octobre-March) and 28°C and
35°C during the dry season (May-September). There is only little to
moderate wind. Humidity can be as high as 80% in the wet season.
has several parcs that offer some refreshment and calmness in the
city that can be hot and restless.
The parcs Bosque dos Pioneiros and Parque Cesamar are in the
TO-050 (Rodovia Coluna
Palmas is located at the state geographic centre.
Geographic data of Palmas:
Latitude -10° 12' 46''
Longitude 48° 21' 37''
Altitude 230 meters
Area 2474,9 km²
The TO-050 is the
north-south highway at the east of Palmas parallel to the hills and
the river. On the west side of the river is the BR153 from Brasilia
to Belem, the largest road that crosses the state.
Avenida Teutonio Segurado
enchants the visitors for its wide avenues and by landscape
The first road of Palmas
called after the man who strived for independency two centuries ago.
is the state capital with the largest growth rate in Brazil. With
modern and outstanding city planning, it became in 20 years one of
the most beautiful and well equipped cities in the northern part
of Brasil. Palmas is planned for 2 million inhabitants.
A view from the Serra do Lajeado.
Palmas is located between these hills and the river Tocantins.
the former Praia da Graciosa
Besides the great
hydroelectrical energy power potential, the Tocantins river
provides entertainment for its beautiful beaches and landscapes.
Over 2500 km of beaches and woods of astonishing beauty and plenty
of wildlife. The environment is ideal for camping and fishing.
Cultural Center is located at the main road through Palmas, the
It is the main
center for theatrical creativity. Large shows however are
organised on the riverside and the old airport.
The Palacio has been
restyled in 2001. Also the large square
has been redone with mosaic and fountains.
Update 2006: the golden globe has been removed after complaints that
the palace was not designed that way.
The city is
clearly investing in gardens, squares, flower beds and parcs, to
maintain its status of being one of the greenest cities of Brazil.
JK (Avenida Juscelino
The city at
night is like an illumination mirage in contrast with the calm
shades of the Serra do Carmo and Serra do Lajeado slopes.
The hills are east of Palmas and have a height of about 600m. The
nights are much colder there.
View on the JK
(pronounced ´sjohta kah´) as seen
from the palacio Araguaia.
The most dynamic areas of
commercial activities concern construction, furniture, food and drinks.
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek
eastside is the main street for shops and banks, while JK westside
is the street where you find most hotels and restaurants.
Palmas has several airconditioned shopping centers. The largest is
Palmas Shopping. An ideal place to cool off, have a coffee or a fast lunch.
The new airport is
located in the south of Palmas, near the village Taquaralto, and
next to the lake.
Most flights to and from Palmas are
Palmas International Airport
only a rew minutes climbing to the Serra do Carmo to be enchanted
by the little village of Taquarussu. Mountain climate and trails
surrounded by exuberant vegetation, many waterfalls and
Palmas has several river beaches with sand and infrastructure.
When the Orla project is finished, Palmas will have 15km of beach.
Beaches from north to south:
Praia das Arnos
Praia da Graciosa
Praia do Prata
Praia do Cajú
Praia do Buriti
Sunset at Praia das
The river Tocantins has
approximately 2,500 km of extension. The flow varies from 7,800 m3/s in the rain season to
780 m3/s in the dry season. The
Ponte Fernando Henrique Cardoso connects
Palmas to Paraíso and the north-south highway BR153.
A picture taken from the
westside of the lake, shows clearly how beautifully Palmas is
situated between the lake and the hills.