🇧🇷 Goiânia is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Goiás. It is the second-largest city in the Central-West Region. It has a continuous geography with few hills and lowlands, with flat lands in most of its territory, especially the Meia Ponte River, in addition to Botafogo and Capim Puba streams. Goiânia has its origins as a planned city, founded in 1933 by then Governor Pedro Ludovico to serve as the new state capital and administrative centre. The city is an important economic hub of the region and is considered a strategic centre for such areas as industry, medicine, fashion and agriculture.
Economy While Goiânia's economy today is based on a variety of industries, the local economy's roots are found in the agricultural industry thriving in and around the city. The supply of agricultural equipment, tools, fertiliser and other products make up a large portion of the economic activity.
Second to agriculture are vehicle sales and service industry. Repairs, sales and reconditioning of vehicles are widespread and visible in all areas of the city.
The third largest contributor to the economy is the government sector. As Goiânia is the state capital of Goiás, it is home to many federal and state government agencies that provide a large number of jobs. In recent years, modern telecommunications, with its supporting industry, has begun to expand into Goiânia. Many large Brazilian companies have established offices in the city.
In addition, due to Goiânia being the state capital, it is home to countless private medical centres/clinics of all kinds.
In 2005, the GDP of the city was R$13,354,065.00. In the same year, the per capita income for the city was R$11,119.
Goiânia is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Goiânia was ranked #749 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Goiânia has a population of over 1,536,097 people. Goiânia also forms the centre of the wider Goiânia metropolitan area which has a population of over 2,654,860 people. Goiânia is ranked #616 for startups with a score of 0.259.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Goiânia is twinned with: 🇻🇪 Barquisimeto, Venezuela; 🇧🇷 Belém, Brazil; 🇮🇹 Grotte di Castro, Italy; 🇲🇽 Guadalajara, Mexico; 🇧🇷 Manaus, Brazil; 🇨🇷 San José, Costa Rica; 🇧🇷 Uberlândia, Brazil; 🇩🇪 Idar-Oberstein, Germany; 🇧🇩 Chittagong, Bangladesh.