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BRASILIA CITY - BRAZIL

PARLIAMENT BRASILIA CATHEDRAL METROPOLITANA


Brasilia, a capital created ex nihilo in the centre of the country in 1956, was a landmark in the history of town planning. The site chosen for Brasilia is located in the Federal District and comprises 2,245 sq. miles (5,814 sq. km) of a sparsely inhabited plateau carved out of the State of Goias, 3,609 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level and 746 miles (1,200 km) from Rio de Janeiro. The competition for the urban master plan was won by Brazilian architect and urban planner, Lucio Costa. The major government buildings were designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. On April 21, 1960, Brasilia was officially inaugurated and started functioning as the new capital of Brazil

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The city of Brasilia