Brasilia Brazil

About Brasilia Brazil

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Brasilia is the capital and Federal city and district of Brazil, located in the heart of Brazil, in the central-west region. This region is also home to the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Located along a plateau - Planalto Central, the Brasilia population is approximately 2,455,903 (18.86% of the national territory) according to the IBGE census of 2007. This makes the city of Brasilia the fourth largest in Brazil, which incidentally, is also listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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The motto of Brazilia is: "Venturis ventis", which in Latin means - "To the coming winds". Rather fitting when you consider that according to a legend, the Italian saint, Don Bosco had a prophetic dream in 1883, in which he described a futuristic city, that apparently fit Brasilia Brazil's location. There are numerous references to Don Bosco in Brasilia today, including one of the main cathedrals that bears his name.

With Brasilia being the national capital, it is the seat of of the entire Brazilian government. Brasil's Brasilia International airport acts as a major hub for the country, by connecting the capital to all of the major Brazilian cities, in addition to numerous international destinations.

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In addition to being the seat of political events, Brazil capital city also accommodates the head offices for numerous Brazilian companies, including Banco do Brasil - Bank of Brazil, Brasil Telecom, Caixa Econômica Federal etc., as well as being the hub for major events, such as Brasilia music performances and movie festivals.

Being a cosmopolitan city, Brazil's city of Brasilia is also an important business and tourism destination for the local economy, with extensive infrastructure and hotels, in addition to having in excess of 89 embassies in the capital.

Brasilia city's design is most unique and diverse, with specific areas incorporated into its plan to accommodate almost any kind of future venture such as the hosting of any largescale event. More recent Brasilia tourism development programs for the city, such as further hotels and accommodation, enables the city to do just that.

Other important facts about Brasilia Brasil

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The Catedral - Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida, which is built below street level, was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and was inaugurated in 1970. The design structure is the work of Marianne Peretti, consist of approximately 16 curved pillars with stained glass to enable the flow of natural light.

  • The sculpture works of Alfredo Ceschiatti - the four evangelists and suspended angels, can be seen both inside and outside the Cathedral, alongside the works of Di Cavalcanti - depicting the Passion of the Christ and Athos Bulcão - wall tiles that decorate the restrooms in the City Park

  • City Park - Parque da Cidade, located within Brasilia Brazil, is named after the wife of Brazilian President Juscelino Kubitschek is in excess of 4 million square meters and include the work of the landscaper, Burle Marx.

  • The capital city of Brazil is home to the University of Brasília.

  • The Three Powers Square - Praça dos Três Poderes is a demonstration of some of the most significant works of Oscar Niemeyer, including the Planalto Palace, which is the headquarters of the Brazilian President; the National Congress, which accommodates the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate; and the Higher Courts of Justice, among numerous other works

  • It is little surprising that with all its ingenuity, history and uniqueness, Brasilia Brazil is a symbol of great importance in terms of being an important business and tourism destination.

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