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Encyclopedia > Brazilian Federal District
Brazilian Federal District
Flag of Brazilian Federal District
Flag Coat of arms
Capital
(and largest city)
Brasília
Demonym Brasiliense or Distrital
Government
 -  Governor José Roberto Arruda
 -  Vice Governor Paulo Octávio
Area
 -  Total 5.801,937 km² (27th)
Population
 -  2006 estimate 2,383,784 (20th)
 -  2005 census 2,337,078 
 -  Density 410,9/km² (1st)
GDP 2005 estimate
 -  Total R$ 80,517,000,000 (9th)
 -  Per capita R$ 34,510 (1st)
HDI (2000) 0.936 (high) (1st)
Abbreviation BR-DF
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
 -  Summer (DST) BRST (UTC-2)

The Brazilian Federal District (Portuguese: Distrito Federal [1]) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Located in the State of Goiás, in a region called Planalto Central, the Distrito Federal is divided in 19 administrative regions. Brasilia - place where the three branches of the Federal Government are located - is the main attraction of this dry area and climate with only two seasons. During the dry season, the humidity can reach critical levels, mainly in the peak hours of the hottest days. The artificial lake of Paranoá, with almost 40 km² and 500 million m³ of water, was built exactly to minimize the severe climatic conditions of the winter. The region also attracts místicos and in its surroundings you find many temples of different religions and sectarian groups. Image File history File links Bandeira_do_Distrito_Federal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Brazil_State_DistritoFederal. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here surface areas between 100,000 km² and 1,000,000 km². ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... There are 27 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... This page talks about Human Development Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... ISO 3166-2 codes for Brazil cover 1 Federal District and 26 states. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Brazil has four time zones. ... UTC redirects here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Brazil has four time zones. ... UTC redirects here. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... Capital (and largest city) Goiânia Demonym Goiano Government  -  Governor Alcides Rodrigues  -  Vice Governor Ademir Menezes Area  -  Total 340. ... Dry may refer to: Dry, an album by PJ Harvey. ... The term humidity is usually taken in daily language to refer to relative humidity. ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Winter (disambiguation). ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ...

Contents

History

The government was transferred to Distrito Federal on April 21, 1960, which was then split off from Goiás (major part) and Minas Gerais. Before the transfer, the Brazilian Federal District used to be the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. After the transfer, the municipality of Rio de Janeiro became the Estado da Guanabara (State of Guanabara), which existed from 1960 until 1975 when the State of Guanabara and the State of Rio de Janeiro merged, to be named the state of Rio de Janeiro. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Capital (and largest city) Goiânia Demonym Goiano Government  -  Governor Alcides Rodrigues  -  Vice Governor Ademir Menezes Area  -  Total 340. ... Capital (and largest city) Belo Horizonte Demonym Mineiro Government  -  Governor Aécio Neves  -  Vice Governor Antônio Augusto Junho Anastasia Area  -  Total 588,528. ... The State of Guanabara (in Portuguese: Estado da Guanabara), was the name given to the municipality of Rio de Janeiro (now the city with the same name), after the moving of the national capital to Brasília in 1960. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthem November 15th Capital (and largest city) Rio de Janeiro Demonym Fluminense Government  -  Governor Sérgio Cabral Filho  -  Vice Governor Luís Fernando de Sousa Area  -  Total 43,696. ...


Originally, the majority of the population consisted of local workers who built the capital (called "Candangos") and federal government employees who were transferred to the new capital, Brasília. The capital is a thoroughly planned city with designated areas for residence, business, schools etc. No streets have names, but are identified instead by letters and numbers arranged in a geographical system. Originally built for up to one million inhabitants, the city has recently grown way past this number. Due to its complex organization, the growth of the city itself has been slow. This has forced many to settle in neighboring cities around Brasília, which now house a significant percentage of the population of the Distrito Federal. Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ...


Demographics

The Supreme Tribunal.
The Supreme Tribunal.

According to the IBGE of 2007, there were 2,393,000 people residing in the Brazilian Federal District. The population density was 410.9 inh./km². Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixelsFull resolution (1835 × 1120 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 488 pixelsFull resolution (1835 × 1120 pixels, file size: 1. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Urbanization: 94% (2006); Population growth: 2.8% (1991-2000); Houses: 697,000 (2006).[2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Theoretical Human population increase from 10,000 BC – AD 2000. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... House at Cúcuta, Colombia A house is a building typically lived in by one or more people. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last PNAD (National Research for Sample of Domiciles) census revealed the following numbers: 1,160,605 million Pardo people (48.5%), 1,052,920 million White people (44.0%), 157,000 thousand Black people (6.6%), 21,000 thousand Asian or Amerindian people (0.9%).[3] In Brazil, the Pardos are a mixture of Europeans, Blacks and Amerindians, varying from light to dark complexion, as used by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in censuses since 1950. ... White Brazilians make up 49. ... Afro-Brazilian is the term used to racially categorise Brazilian citizens who are black or mainly-black, yet it is rarely used in Brazil. ... Asian Brazilian is a Brazilian-born person of Asian descent. ... The Indigenous peoples in Brazil (provoke indía gnas in Portuguese) comprise a large number of distinct ethnic groups who inhabited the countrys present territory prior to its discovery by Europeans around 1500. ...


Tourism and recreation

The City Park – Sarah Kubitschek

Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.
Parque da Cidade Sarah Kubitschek.

Located inside the city’s Pilot Plan, the “Parque da Cidade” ("City Park”), which is named after the wife of Brazilian president Juscelino Kubitschek, extends over four million square meters. It includes landscape works of Burle Marx, and wall tiles that decorate restrooms in the Park designed by Athos Bulcão. Equipped with sports courts, a horse track, a racing kart track, skate tracks, playgrounds for children, bicycle tracks and trails for walks and jogging, the City Park attracts hundreds of people everyday, specially on weekends. The Park’s main entrance is located in the Monumental Axle South, but there are secondary exits that lead to other areas in the city’s South Wing. Juscelino Kubitschek and his wife Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (JK) (September 12, 1902-August 22, 1976) was a prominent Brazilian politician who was President of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. ... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... Broad skate, Amblyraja badia A skate egg case, known as a mermaids purse. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... For other uses, see Bicycle (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ...


The Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia

Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida.
Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer, it was inaugurated in 1970. Its shape is rounded, and structured around 16 curved pillars filled with beautiful stained glass works, designed by Marianne Peretti – their disposition ensures natural lighting into the aisle, built below street level. Around the church, in the outside area, visitors can see Alfredo Ceschiatti’s sculptures – the four evangelists – and inside, suspended angels. There are also paintings by Di Cavalcanti, representing the stages of the Passion of Christ, and paintings by Athos Bulcão. The Cathedral is located in the Monumental Axle, at the entry of the Ministries Plateau. Brasilia Cathedral Source: Victor Soares/ABr. ... Brasilia Cathedral Source: Victor Soares/ABr. ... Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ...


The “Three Powers Square”

Three Powers Square.
Three Powers Square.

Praça dos Três Poderes concentrates some of the most important and significant buildings in the work and career of Oscar Niemeyer – the Planalto Palace, headquarters of Brazilian Presidency; the National Congress, hosting the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate; and the Higher Courts of Justice. The Square also hosts: the “Panteão da Pátria” (the Fatherland Banner), the Lúcio Costa Space and three important sculptures – “Pombal”, by Niemeyer; “Justice”, by Alfredo Ceschiatti; and “Os Candangos”, by Bruno Giorgi. In the central plaza a National Banner with 286 square meters is supported by a 100-meter high pole. It is located at the end of the Ministries Plateau. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 364 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 933 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 364 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 933 pixel, file size: 1. ... Old Executive Office Building, Washington D.C. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China In architecture, construction, engineering and real estate development the word building may refer to one of the following: Any man-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or An... Look up work in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. ... This article is about the concept of justice. ...


Interesting facts

Vehicles: 910,502 (March/2007); Mobile phones: 2.7 million (April/2007); Telephones: 884 thousand (April/2007); Cities: 1 (2007).[4] Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Economy

The service sector is the largest component of GDP at 92.5%, followed by the industrial sector at 7.1%. Agriculture represents 0.4% of GDP (2004). Brazilian Federal District exports: soybean 77.1% and gold 16.4% (2002). The tertiary sector of industry, also called the service sector or the service industry, is one of the three main industrial categories of a developed economy, the others being the secondary industry (manufacturing and primary goods production such as agriculture), and primary industry (extraction such as mining and fishing). ... GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... The industrial sector is generally defined as manufacturing, construction, mining, agriculture, fishing and forestry establishments. ... GDP is an acronym which can stand for more than one thing: (in economics) an abbreviation for Gross Domestic Product. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Soy redirects here. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Share of the Brazilian economy: 3.7% (2005). Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

Portuguese is the official national language, and thus the primary language taught in schools. But English and Spanish are part of the official high school curriculum. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...

National Museum of Brasília.
National Museum of Brasília.

Colleges and Universities

  • Universidade de Brasília (UnB) (University of Brasília);
  • Universidade Católica de Brasília (UCB) (Catholic University of Brasília);
  • Centro Universitário de Brasília (UniCEUB);
  • Centro Universitário do Distrito Federal (UniDF);
  • Centro Universitário Euroamericano (UNIEURO);
  • Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília (IESB);
  • União Pioneira da Integração Social (UPIS);
  • Universidade Paulista (UniP) (Paulista University);
  • and many others.

The University of Brasília (in Portuguese: Universidade de Brasília, known simply as UnB), is one of the largest and one of the most respected public Federally-sponsored universities in Brazil, located in the countrys capital, Brasília. ... The Catholic University of Brasília is located in Brasília, capital of Brazil, and is administered by UBEC (Brasiliense Association for education and culture), founded at 1972 by the Maristas, Lassalistas, Salesianos and Estigmatinos. ...

Infrastructure

International Airport

Brasília International Airport.

Brasília International Airport is the third largest in Brazil in terms of passenger movement. Because of its strategic location it is considered a civil aviation hub for the rest of the country. This makes for a large number of takeoffs and landings and it is not unusual flights to have to wait in the holding pattern to land. Following the airport's master plan, Infraero is building a second runway, which will be finished in early 2005. In 2003 the fourth phase was completed of the passenger terminal expansion, which raised its capacity to 7.4 million passengers a year. The main building's third floor, with 12 thousand square meters, has a panoramic deck, a food court, shops, four movie theaters with total capacity of 500 people, and space for exhibitions. All told there are 136 shop spaces at the Brasília Airport. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (808x768, 449 KB) Source: [1], Detailed Copyright-Information: [2] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (808x768, 449 KB) Source: [1], Detailed Copyright-Information: [2] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Diagram of Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport Brasília International Airport - President Juscelino Kubitschek (IATA: BSB, ICAO: SBBR) is Brasílias international airport. ... Diagram of Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport Brasília International Airport - President Juscelino Kubitschek (IATA: BSB, ICAO: SBBR) is Brasílias international airport. ... Infraero is a Brazilian government corporation created in 1970, that is responsible for administering the main Brazilian commercial airports. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Food court at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. ... Retail redirects here. ... A typical multiplex (AMC Promenade 16 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, United States). ... This article is about the year. ... Events Pope Hyginus succeeds Pope Telesphorus First year of Yonghe era of the Chinese Han Dynasty Change of Patriarch of Constantinople from Patriarch Eleutherius to Patriarch Felix Births Deaths Category: ...


Metro

Metropolitan Metro of Brasília.
Metropolitan Metro of Brasília.

Brasília Metro is the metro system in Brasília. It is operated by Metrô-DF (Companhia do Metropolitano do Distrito Federal). and was opened in 2001. The system has ten stations on two lines, in operation from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays, and covering most of the metropolitan area. Its main problem is the sheer distance between stations, making it a small component of the transit system of Brasília, where a disfunctional bus network is still predominant. The community of Águas Claras is well served by the subway, making it one of the fastest-growing areas of Brasília. Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sports

Free Flying


Brasília is known as a departing point for the practice of free flying sports, a sport that may be practiced with Hang Gliding or Paragliding wings. Practitioners of such sports reveal that, because of the city’s dry weather, the city offers strong thermal winds and great “cloud-streets” – which is also the name for a manoeuvre quite appreciated by practitioners. The national capital hosted the 14th Hang Gliding World Championship – one of the categories of free flying – in 2003. And in 2005, from August 21st to 27th, it will host the 2nd stage of the Brazilian Hang Gliding Championship. Nickname: Location of Brasília Coordinates: , Country Region State Brazilian Federal District Founded 21 April 1960 Government  - Governor Jose Roberto Arruda Area  - Total 5,802 km² (2,240. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sports

Brasília is one of the 18 remaining candidates to host games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to take place in the country. The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in Brazil[1] and will be the 20th FIFA World Cup. ...


Flag

The white color symbolizes peace, while the green and yellow colors in the middle refer to the national colors of Brazil. The four yellow arrows symbolize the native people of Brazil, their pointing into the four cardinal directions of the compass stands for the power emanating from the center. The yellow arrows also form a cross, which symbolizes the Southern Cross carried by Pedro Álvares Cabral. With their feathers they form a lozenge in the middle, another reference to the national flag of Brazil. Southern Cross is the English name of Crux Australis, a constellation visible in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Pedro Álvares (about 1467 – about 1520), pron. ...


The flag was created by the poet and herald Guilherme de Almeida, and was adopted by decree no. 1090 from August 25, 1969. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


Voting rights

Residents of the Federal District elect eight representatives and three senators.


References

  1. ^ The possible pronunciations in the Brazilian Portuguese are: IPA: [disˈtɾitu fedeˈɾaw] (São Paulo and Central West); [dʒiʃˈtɾitu fedeˈɾaw] (Rio de Janeiro); [dʒisˈtɾitu fedeˈɾaw] (Minas Gerais), [disˈtɾito fedeˈɾal] (South Region); and [diʃˈtɾitu fɛedɛˈɾaw] (Northeast). The European Portuguese pronunciation is [diʃˈtɾitu fɨðɨˈɾaɫ].
  2. ^ Source: PNAD.
  3. ^ (2007) Síntese de Indicadores Sociais 2007 (PDF) (in Portuguese), Brazilian Federal District, Brazil: IBGE. ISBN 85-240-3919-1. Retrieved on 2007-07-18. 
  4. ^ Source: IBGE.

European Portuguese (also named Continental Portuguese or Lusitanian Portuguese) is a group of Portuguese dialects spoken in Portugal. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... IBGE, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica), is the agency responsible for statistical, geographic, cartographic, geodetic and environmental information in Brazil. ...

See also

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These districts are not generally considered to be one of the countries' component states and should not be confused with them, but are rather separate entities under the direct control of the federal government — forms of territory.
In Australia, the seat of the federal government in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, is a federal district.
In the United States, the seat of the federal government in Washington, D.C. is a federal district.
Brazilian Federal District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (363 words)
The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil.
Before the transfer, the Brazilian Federal District used to be the municipality of Rio de Janeiro.
After the transfer, the municipality of Rio de Janeiro became the Estado da Guanabara (State of Guanabara), which existed from 1960 until 1975 when both the State of Guanabara and the State of Rio de Janeiro merged, to be named the state of Rio de Janeiro.
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