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Brasília

Description:  Brasília, Federal District, is Brazil's capital, located in the Brazilian Central Plateau, locally known as the Cerrado region. The city is expanding very rapidly over the 5,814 km2 of the Federal District. Brasília was planned in the 1950s to be in the center of the country, strategically located in order to promote Brazil's inland development. Many of the governmental and urban facilities were built in the early sixties.

The Cerrado is the second largest biome of Brazil, after the Amazon rain forest, representing 22 % of the country, or approximately 2 million km2. It is a tropical seasonal savanna, with a continuous layer of herbaceous species (mainly C4 grasses) at the peak of the vegetation growth, scattered with shrubs and trees that sometimes form a continuous canopy. It has a characteristic flora, which distinguishes it from other Brazilian biomes, such as the Amazonian and coastal rain forests or the Northeastern Caatinga. The Cerrado savanna is criss-crossed with  ...more

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