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Brazilian Federal District

Brazilian Federal District
Full nameBrazilian Federal District
Native name langpt
Settlement typeFederal district
GovernorAgnelo Queiroz (PT)
Total Area2239.6 sq mi (5802 km2)
Area rank27th
Total Population2337078 (20th) (2006 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (1st) (0/sq mi)
Pop. Estimate2557158( 2008)
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$ 89,630,000,000 (8th)
Per capitaR$ 37,600 (1st)
Category0.874 - high (1st)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code70000-000 to 73690-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-DF

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The Federal District ( , -ptdʒisˈtɾitu fedeˈɾaw) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. Located in a region called Planalto Central, or Central Plateau, the Federal District is divided in 29 administrative regions. Brasilia - place where the three branches of the Federal Government are located - is the main attraction of this dry area and climate with only two seasons. During the dry season (winter), the humidity can reach critical levels, mainly in the peak hours of the hottest days. The artificial lake of Paranoá, with almost 40 km2 (15.4 sqmi) and 500 e6m3 (193.1 acre.ft) of water, was built exactly to minimize the severe dry climatic conditions of winter in the cerrado-savannah-like vegetation. Besides businessmen and politicians, the region also attracts mystics and there are several syncretic or spiritualistic temples mainly near nature here.

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