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Brasília

Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Federal District. Administratively, the city is located in the Federal District which is in the Central-West Region. Physically, it is located in the Brazilian Highlands. It has a population of 2,562,963 (3,716,996 in the metropolitan area) as of the 2008 IBGE estimate, making it the fourth largest city in Brazil. However, as a metropolitan area, it ranks lower at sixth in population. Brasília is the largest city in the world that did not exist at the beginning of the 20th century....

University of Brasília

The University of Brasília (in Portuguese: Universidade de Brasília, abbreviated as UnB) is a Brazilian public university funded by the Brazilian federal government. It is located in the country's capital, Brasília. In Brasilia there are over 114 colleges recognized by the MEC (Ministry of Education). History The University of Brasilia Foundation was created on December 15, 1961. Professor Darcy Ribeiro, who became its first chancellor, was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of its creation....

Cathedral of Brasília

The Cathedral of Brasília (Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida- "Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida") is the Roman Catholic cathedral serving Brasília, Brazil, and serves as the seat of the Archdiocese of Brasília. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and was completed and dedicated on May 31, 1970. The cathedral is a hyperboloid structure constructed from 16 concrete columns, weighing 90 tons each. Description In the square access to the cathedral, are four tall bronze sculptures representing the four Evangelists created by sculptor Dante Croce in 1968....

Brasilia TV Tower

The Brasília TV Tower was completed in 1967 (the observation platform was opened in 1965) at a height of 218 meters, but in 1987 another 6 meter was added by the TV channel Bandeirantes. Now the TV Tower is 224 m height. This tower is the second tallest tower in Brasilia and is also one of the most noticeable when you drive across Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge. It is located on Brasilia's Monumental Axis....

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet (Brasília)

Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet is a race course in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. With 5.476 km of length, the name of the circuit was originally Autódromo de Brasília at the establishment in 1974, but later changed to the current name. The circuit brought a non-championship Formula One race to Brasília one week after 1974's official Brazilian GP. From 1995, the circuit was leased to NZ Empreendimentos, one of Nelson Piquet's companies, by the government of the Brazilian Federal District....

Brasília de Minas

Brasília de Minas is a Brazilian municipality located in the north of the state of Minas Gerais. In 2007 the population was 42,165 in a total area of 1,398 km². It became a municipality in 1923. Brasília de Minas is located about 105 km. northwest of the nearest major population center, Montes Claros, at an elevation of 723 meters. Neighboring municipalities are: Campo Azul, Coração de Jesus, Japonvar, Luislândia, Mirabela, Patis de MinasSão João do Pacuí, São Francisco and Ubaí. It is part of the IBGE statistical microregion of Montes Claros....

Retiro Island (Brasília)

The Retiro Island (Portuguese: Ilha do Retiro) is the second largest of the three islands of Lake Paranoá in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil. It is approximately 1.0 hectare, is located close to the ML 7 of Lago Norte neighborhood and is declared Lake Paranoá Ecological Reserve. The other two islands are Paranoá Island and Clubes Island....

Brasilia Digital TV Tower

The Brasilia Digital TV Tower, also known as cerrado flower, is a broadcast tower which made digital television signal available for the whole Federal District and surroundings. Despite having been initially planned to open to the public on April 21, 2010, as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the City of Brasília, the tower was only inaugurated two years later on April 21, 2012. The tower has been projected by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and has cost R$ 75 million....

Embassy of Colombia, Brasília

The Embassy of Colombia in Brasília is the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Colombia to the Federative Republic of Brazil; it is headed by the Ambassador of Colombia to Brazil. It is located in the Southern Embassy Sector (SES) in the Asa Sul district of Brasília, precisely on lot 10 of block 803. The Embassy is also accredited to the Republic of Angola, the Republic of Benin, the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, the Gabonese Republic, the Republic of Ghana, and the Republic of Liberia....

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