Geography

Federal District


In the Federal District is located the capital of the country, Brasilia, founded on April 21, 1960. Until the creation of Brasilia, the Federal Capital was the city of Rio de Janeiro.

The Federal District is the smallest autonomous territory in Brazil and, by constitutional limitation, cannot be divided into municipalities. It is formed by the capital Brasilia and by several administrative regions (RAs), such as Gama, Ceilândia, Sobradinho, Guará, etc. The state does not present any type of subordination in relation to its neighbor, Goiás.

Although the Federal District has no capital, we have the city of Brasilia (Federal Capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil) as the seat of its government.

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Coat of arms
Map (Brasilia)
Hymn
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capital
Brasilia
Total area
5,801,937 km²
Initials
DF
Region
Midwest
Population
2 974 703 hab