Campo Grande (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈkɐ̃pu ˈɡɾɐ̃dʒi], lit. "Great Field") is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Center-West region of the country.
Campo Grande is a modern, pleasant town of 800,000 inhabitants (2007) that sits in the middle of Brazilian cattle country. The city plays an important role as a regional center for services and commerce. For travelers, Campo Grande is the main gateway to the southern part of the Pantanal and to Bonito, a small town surrounded by rivers of clear waters located approximately 300 km far from Campo Grande. It is known in Brazil for as the brown city because of the local soil color. Its inhabitants are called campo-grandenses. The culture of the city involves a heritage of native Brazilians and other people of diverse origins (Italian, German, Syrian-Lebanese, Japanese, Paraguayans, and Bolivians, among others).