The Central-West covers 24.93% of Brazil and contains 7% of the population who live in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and the Federal District - Brasília.

Brazilís Central West is an area of striking contrasts that vary from the futuristic designs of the nationís capital, Brasília, through to the untouched and unexplored backwaters of the Pantanal Matogrossense, the savannah of Mato Grosso.

Brasília is the ďdream cityĒ of the future, a city born to be a nationís capital, a city designed to open up the untouched interior of Brazil to the 20th century.

The Pantanal Matogrossense, on the other hand, is an area only relatively recently discovered and explored by man. Once a vast inland sea, it is today one of the largest and richest reserves of wildlife known to man and the Araguaia River is considered to hold the planetís most abundant source of fish as well as the Bananal Island, the largest river-island in the world.