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Old March 7th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Brasilia - Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Brasília is the capital of Brazil, located in the central part of the country. It has a population of about 2,455,903 Brasília is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Building of the city began in 1956 with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect. In 1960, it formally became Brazil's capital. When seen from above, the city's shape resembles an airplane or a butterfly. Brasília is also known as the "Capital da Esperança", which translates to "The Capital of Hope". The phrase was coined by French author André Malraux.

Brasília is located in the Federal District, which has the same borders as the city. The federal district is surrounded by the Brazilian state of Goiás, except for a short boundary with Minas Gerais.

Coordinates: 15°48′S 47°54′W / -15.8, -47.9
Country Brazil
Region Center-West
State Brazilian Federal District
Founded 21 April 1960
Area
Total 5,802 km² (2,240.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,172 m (3,845 ft)

Population (2007)
Total 2,455,903
Density 407/km² (1,054.1/sq mi)

Time zone UTC (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 61
HDI (2000) 0.936

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1.National Congress



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3. The Palácio do Planalto is the official workplace of the President of Brazil.



4.Federal Supreme Court



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6.Cultural Complex of the Republic
The National Library of Brasília



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8.The National Museum of the Republic



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11.National Theatre



12.Square of the Three Powers



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16.The national flag



17.Brasília's Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady Aparecida by Oscar Niemeyer



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20.Esplanada



21.Palace of Justice



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23.The Itamaraty Palace



24.Paranoá Lake is a giant artificial lake built in order to increase the amount of water available to the region. It holds the second largest marina in Brazil, and is home to the capital's wakeboard and windsurf practitioners.



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31.Juscelino Kubitschek bridge,It was designed by architect Alexandre Chan and structural engineer Mário Vila Verde. Chan won the Gustav Lindenthal Medal for this project at the 2003 International Bridge Conference in Pittsburgh due to "...outstanding achievement demonstrating harmony with the environment, aesthetic merit and successful community participation".



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33. Costa e Silva bridge



34.Attorney General of the Republic



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36.Torre Television 224Meters



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38.View of the tower



39.Park Sarah Kubitschek, greater urban park in the world.



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41.Setor Horteleiro Norte (SHN) - Sector of Hotels north



42.Setor Horteleiro Sul (SHS) - Sector of hotels South



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44.Buildings in Brasilia



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49.Sky

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50.Neighborhood Taguatinga



51.Shopping Taguatinga



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No pics yet, David... but when you post them you must give them proper credits.
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Yes, but where did you get the photos from? Did you take them or was it someone else? All pictures in the Cityscapes section must be clearly credited to their original photographer.
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Thanks David, but in that case this should be in the new Urban Showcase section for original photos. I will move it there now!
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Great pics
Brasilia, has very nice avenues. With 5 or 6 lanes each direction!
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The Eixo-Monumental
Has 6 lanes for each side
Is the main avenue of the city
At the time the rush is thus

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Amazing Brasília!!

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