States of Brazil

Brazil has 26 states and one capital district. How many can you name?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJune 3, 2014
Times taken20,203
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Distrito Federal
Espírito Santo
Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso do Sul
Minas Gerais
Rio de Janeiro
Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Sul
Santa Catarina
São Paulo
Level 59
Jun 6, 2014
Distrito Federal is not a state. It is just like Washington DC.
Level ∞
Jun 7, 2014
We mention that in the description.
Level 81
Apr 3, 2020
I tried "Federal District"...
Level 43
Jun 22, 2014
You should accept Federal District for Distrito Federal.
Level 73
Jun 23, 2014
Level 52
Jun 19, 2015
Disagreed. It's not a title, it's a proper name.
Level 47
Aug 20, 2015
It does not matter if it is a proper name. Proper names can be translated. Lots of U.S. States have Portuguese versions of their names, for example Florida, Flórida; Pennsylvania, Pensilvânia; New York, Nova Iorque and so on.
Level 58
Oct 24, 2020
True. Translating proper names is wrong all the time. Only Brazilian people have the right to tell, because we live here
Level 18
Feb 24, 2021
Level 89
Jun 26, 2014
Couldn't for the life of me remember how to spell Distrito.
Level 31
Mar 2, 2021
the same as ''district'' but with an ''to'' at the final. remember of ''tower'' so u wont forget
Level 55
Jun 27, 2014
I didn't realize Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul were 2 different areaw ; v
Level 47
Aug 20, 2015
If you ever visit Mato Grosso do Sul don't you dare call it Mato Grosso. People are very sensitive about that.
Level 65
Nov 12, 2016
I'm from Paraná and live in Mato Grosso do Sul. I like to call it Mato Grosso on purpose just to enfuriate my girlfriend.
Level 33
May 24, 2019
They should change their name to something else in my opinion, so they can get their own identity.
Level 50
Feb 14, 2016
Tudo em 40 segundos.
Level 84
Jul 26, 2016
I guess there are more Brazilians here than I realized!
Level 26
Sep 13, 2016
I'm Canadian / Australian, and I got 27/27 with 4:47 left to go. I love Brazil!!!!!!!!!!!
Level 20
Sep 9, 2017
Level 47
Apr 2, 2018
I'm American 100% in 56 seconds.
Level 57
Jan 10, 2020
I am Indian. Did it 100% in 1:52. Actually i did it
Level 33
May 24, 2019
Ok I was way too close to a perfect score. I swear to god I was on literally the last letter of "Minas Gerais" before it timed out. damn. tough.
Level 44
Jun 27, 2020
people are always complaining about mato grosso and mato grosso do sul but no one talks about rio garnde do sul and rio grande do norte?
Level 32
Aug 18, 2020
The issue of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul started in the past, in the first Republic of Brazil. The area, which today corresponds to the territory of these two states, used to be one, known as the province of Mato Grosso.

Anyway, the conflicts started with the oligarchies in the south of that territory, who fought for the land ownership and some other economic interests, which were closely linked to the state of São Paulo, due to geographical proximity, and its development. While the capital of Mato Grosso was well established to the north of the state, the people of the south did not feel represented by their authorities, governance or guidelines.

Thereby, many armed conflicts and political pressure took place over the years until, finally, the territory was splet into two, which occurred for other reasons that they did not necessarily involve the cause of the people of the south, but for reasons of national security and borders and foreign policy with neighboring countries.

Level 32
Aug 18, 2020
As a result, we have a historic feud between the peoples of these two states. The names could even be different so as not to cause so much discomfort or embarrassment. However, I think that for both peoples, this is a matter of state pride (if we can call it that), which involves a sense of belonging and identity.

Regarding the states of Rio Grande do Norte and Rio Grande do Sul, although they have equal names, distinguished only by the cardinal point of the geographical location to which they are based, these two states do not share any individual or proximity history, not even by the "river" (Rio, in portuguese) that, supposedly, would have inspired their names.

In fact, they are states that are thousands of miles apart, with totally different cultures and histories.

I think the only bond and involvement they share is because of the national unity, which makes up the Federative Republic of Brazil.

Level 58
Oct 24, 2020
Do you really think anybody stopped and wasted their time reading you comment. Geez!
Level 83
Nov 20, 2020
@anonimous, I read both of Gabriel810's comments and found them interesting and informative. Your comment, on the other hand, is mean-spirited and unnecessary.
Level 54
Dec 14, 2020
What @vermiciousknid said.
Level 30
Jan 30, 2021
I born in Sao Paulo. This quiz was easy for me.
Level 28
Feb 10, 2021
Why are you accepting “Alagoa” for “Alagoas”? And you should change the quiz description. It’s Federal District, not Capital District.
Level 28
Feb 10, 2021
I born in Minas Gerais, and got 100% easy.
Level 52
Mar 19, 2021
Who else remembered Espirito Santo because of its comical flag?
Level 41
Mar 31, 2021
The Northeast always gets me