Cocalzinho de Goias is a municipality in central Goias state, Brazil. Cocalzinho started out in 1960 with the arrival of a cement plant, Companhia de Cimento Portland Itau, which closed down in 1996 setting 5 thousand households out of work. Since then the nearby populace has both left for better opportunities or persevered working in agriculture. Today the economy is primarily based on agriculture, cattle elevating, dairy industries and rock quarries. The location is wealthy in sand and decorative rock.
The call Cocalzinho comes from a circulation called Coca or Cocal, which has its source close to the seat of the municipality. When toll road BR-414 is paved up to Niquelandia, Cocalzinho will gain from tourism considering the fact that there may be a vacationer direction from the Serra da Mesa lake to the Chapada dos Veadeiros country wide park. Cocalzinho, as it's far known by means of the population, is positioned in the micro-area of Entorno do Distrito Federal, on highway BR-414, almost on the junction with toll road BR-070. It is 132 kilometers from the state capital.