Mato Grosso (– lit. Thick Bushes) is one of the states of Brazil the third largest in area located in the western part of the country. Neighboring states are (from west clockwise) Rondônia Amazonas Pará Tocantins Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul. It also borders Bolivia to the southwest. A state with a flat landscape alternating great chapadas and plain areas Mato Grosso presents three different ecosystems: Cerrado Pantanal and the Amazon Rainforest.