Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
inland estado (state) of north-central Brazil. Tocantins is bounded by the states of Maranhao and Piaui to the northeast, Bahia to the east, Goias to the south, Mato Grosso to the west, and Para to the northwest. Tocantins was created from the northern two-fifths of Goias state in 1989. The capital is Palmas.