Brasília, Federal District, Central-West Region, Brazil

Economy | Services | Industries

🇧🇷 Brasília is the federal capital of Brazil and seat of government of the Federal District. The city is located at the top of the Brazilian highlands in the country's center-western region. It was founded by President Juscelino Kubitschek in 1960, to serve as the new national capital. Brasilia is estimated to be Brazil's third-most populous city. Among major Latin American cities, it has the highest GDP per capita.

Brasília was a planned city developed by Lúcio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer and Joaquim Cardozo in 1956 in a scheme to move the capital from Rio de Janeiro to a more central location. The landscape architect was Roberto Burle Marx. The city's design divides it into numbered blocks as well as sectors for specified activities, such as the Hotel Sector, the Banking Sector, and the Embassy Sector. Brasília was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its modernist architecture and uniquely artistic urban planning. It was named "City of Design" by UNESCO in October 2017 and has been part of the Creative Cities Network since then.

All three branches of Brazil's federal government are centred in the city: executive, legislative and judiciary. Brasília also hosts 124 foreign embassies. The city's international airport connects it to all other major Brazilian cities and some international destinations, and it is the third-busiest airport in Brazil. It was one of the main host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and hosted some of the football matches during the 2016 Summer Olympics; it also hosted the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The city has a unique status in Brazil, as it is an administrative division rather than a legal municipality like other cities in Brazil. Although Brasília is used as a synonym for the Federal District through synecdoche, the Federal District is composed of 31 administrative regions, only one of which is the area of the originally planned city, also called Plano Piloto. The rest of the Federal District is considered by IBGE to make up Brasília's metro area.

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Economy The major roles of construction and of services (government, communications, banking and finance, food production, entertainment, and legal services) in Brasilia's economy reflect the city's status as a governmental rather than an industrial centre. Industries connected with construction, food processing, and furnishings are important, as are those associated with publishing, printing, and computer software. The gross domestic product (GDP) is divided in Public Administration 54.8%, Services 28.7%, Industry 10.2%, Commerce 6.1%, Agrobusiness 0.2%.

Besides being the political centre, Brasilia is an important economic center. It has the highest GDP of cities in Brazil, 99.5 billion reais, representing 3.76% of the total Brazilian GDP. Most economic activity in the federal capital results from its administrative function. Its industrial planning is studied carefully by the Government of the Federal District. Being a city registered by UNESCO, the government in Brasilia has opted to encourage the development of non-polluting industries such as software, film, video, and gemology among others, with emphasis on environmental preservation and maintaining ecological balance, preserving the city property.

According to Mercer's city rankings of cost of living for expatriate employees, Brasilia ranks 45th among the most expensive cities in the world in 2012, up from the 70th position in 2010, ranking behind São Paulo (12th) and Rio de Janeiro (13th).

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Services (91% of local GDP, according to the IBGE): • Government – the public sector is by far the largest employer, accounting for around 40% of the city jobs. Government jobs include all levels, from the federal police to diplomacy, from the transportation bureau to the armed forces; • Communications – the telephone system used to be a state monopoly, and Brasilia held the HQ of Telebrás, the central state company. One of the enterprises that resulted from the privatization of the system in the 1990s, Brasil Telecom, keeps its HQ in the city; the official Postal Service (Correios) HQ is located in the city as well; as it is the main place of Federal Government news, it is also notable the activities of TV stations, including the main offices of four public networks (TV Brasil/Agência Brasil, TV Câmara, TV Senado and TV Justiça), the regional offices of four major private television networks (Rede Globo, SBT, Rede Bandeirantes and Rede Record) and a main affiliate of RedeTV!; • Banking and finance – headquarters of the Banco do Brasil and the Caixa Econômica Federal, both controlled by the Federal Government, and the Banco de Brasilia, controlled by the city local government; it is also the site of the headquarters of the Central Bank, the main government regulatory agency of the financial sector; • Entertainment – the shopping malls Conjunto Nacional, ParkShopping, Pátio Brasil Shopping, Brasilia Shopping, Boulevard Shopping, Taguatinga Shopping, Terraço Shopping, Gilberto Salomão and Iguatemi Brasilia. • Information technology (Politec, Poliedro, CTIS, among others), and legal services. • Estructural dump, the main landfill (closed in January 2018)

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Industries Industries in the city include construction (Paulo Octavio, Via Construções, and Irmãos Gravia among others); food processing (Perdigão, Sadia); furniture making; recycling (Novo Rio, Rexam, Latasa and others); pharmaceuticals (União Química); and graphic industries. The main agricultural products produced in the city are coffee, guavas, strawberries, oranges, lemons, papayas, soybeans, and mangoes. It has over 110,000 cows and it exports wood products world-wide.

The Federal District, where Brasilia is located, has a GDP of R$133,4 billion (about US$64.1 billion), about the same as Belarus according to The Economist. Its share of the total Brazilian GDP is about 3.8%. The Federal District has the largest GDP per capita income of Brazil US$25,062, slightly higher than Belarus.

The city's planned design included specific areas for almost everything, including accommodation, Hotels Sectors North and South. New hotel facilities are being developed elsewhere, such as the hotels and tourism Sector North, located on the shores of Lake Paranoá. Brasilia has a range of tourist accommodation from inns, pensions and hostels to larger international chain hotels. The city's restaurants cater to a wide range of foods from local and regional Brazilian dishes to international cuisine.

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Brasília is rated High Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. High Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.

Brasília was ranked #446 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Brasília has a population of over 2,563,000 people. Brasília also forms the centre of the wider Brasília metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,914,830 people. Brasília is ranked #339 for startups with a score of 0.725.

To set up a UBI Lab for Brasília see: https://www.ubilabnetwork.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/UBILabNetwork

Brasília is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for Design see: https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities

Twin Towns, Sister Cities Brasília has links with:

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Antipodal to Brasília is: 132.112,15.765

Locations Near: Brasília -47.8878,-15.7648

🇧🇷 Valparaíso de Goiás -47.967,-16.067 d: 34.6  

🇧🇷 Novo Gama -48.017,-16.05 d: 34.6  

🇧🇷 Cidade Ocidental -47.926,-16.077 d: 35  

🇧🇷 Águas Lindas de Goiás -48.267,-15.75 d: 40.6  

🇧🇷 Luziânia -47.95,-16.25 d: 54.4  

🇧🇷 Formosa -47.338,-15.546 d: 63.7  

🇧🇷 Goianésia -49.117,-15.317 d: 140.8  

🇧🇷 Unaí -46.77,-16.586 d: 150.3  

🇧🇷 Senador Canedo -49.09,-16.71 d: 165.8  

🇧🇷 Pires do Rio -48.267,-17.3 d: 175.4  

Antipodal to: Brasília 132.112,15.765

🇵🇭 Borongan 125.437,11.645 d: 19160.9  

🇵🇭 Virac 124.23,13.58 d: 19133.2  

🇵🇭 Catbalogan 124.885,11.777 d: 19117.6  

🇧🇷 Santa Rita 125.016,11.462 d: 19111.4  

🇵🇭 Calbayog 124.595,12.07 d: 19105.8  

🇵🇭 Siargao 126.067,9.905 d: 19091.2  

🇵🇭 Tacloban 125.003,11.248 d: 19097.1  

🇵🇭 Dapa 126.053,9.758 d: 19078.4  

🇵🇭 Sorsogon City 124.009,12.978 d: 19089  

🇵🇭 Sorsogon 124.006,12.974 d: 19088.6  

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