Brazil’s capital city is Brasília. Although it wasn’t Brazil’s first capital, but it’s been the seat of the federal
government since 1960. It’s interesting to note that the city was especially planned and built to become the capital of Brazil; this process took 41 months, from 1956 to 1960.
The plan to move the country’s capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location was part of Brazil’s first republican constitution in 1891, however actual construction didn’t start until 1956.
Where is Brasília?
In the country’s central-western region, at the top of the Brazilian highlands, is where you’ll find Brasilia. It was built on an arid plateau with an elevation of 1,200 meters in the state of Goias.
Population As of 2022, it is estimated to have just over 4.8 million people living in a 5,802 km2 area. After Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Sao Paulo, it is the fourth most populous city in the country.
Before you go, here are 3 cool things about this country which you did not know 😉
Around 60% of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil-
The largest intact forest in the world is the Amazon rainforest. In Brazil alone, it is home to more than 24 million people, including hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples belonging to 180 different groups.
There is a reason why the Amazon served as the inspiration for the phrase “biodiversity,” according to scientists. 10% of all known plant and animal species on Earth are found in this area. There are more than 400 mammals, about 1,300 bird species, and a million of insect population. There are also about 40,000 plant species.
Brazil is the largest country in South America
Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest country and has the sixth most people living there of any country in the world.
The population of Brazil is above 211 million.
The second-longest river in the world is located in Brazil.
The second-longest river in the world, the Amazon, runs through Brazil (the Nile is the longest).
Numerous animals live there, including the green anaconda snake, the electric eel, and the Amazon River dolphin.