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Geography

Acre


It is located in the southwest of the northern region and is bordered by Amazonas to the north, Rondônia to the east, Bolivia to the southeast and Peru to the south and west. Its most important rivers are:
- Tarauacá
- Muru
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- Xapuri
- Juruá
- Purus River
- Rio Acre

Most of Acre consists of untouchable forest, protected mainly by the establishment of fully protected forests, indigenous reserves and extractive reserves.

Until 1903, the Acre region was disputed by Brazil, Bolivia and Peru, when Brazil then bought this region from the Bolivians for £ 2 million, ending the dispute. Acre was not considered a Brazilian state until 1962, when it reached the necessary development.

Acre's economy is based on extractivism (collections of what nature offers, without the concern of cultivating such resources). Acre, due to its major concerns with the exploitation of the Amazon, received in 2002 the most important forest certification in the world, the "green seal", for making logging causing the least possible aggression to nature in the Xapiru region. The state is the largest Brazilian rubber producer and its economy is the service sector. The main means of transport is by rivers.

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capital
White River
Total area
152,581,388 km²
Initials
B.C
Region
North
Population
869 265 hab