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Full nameGoiânia
Official nameThe Municipality of Goiânia
Settlement typeMunicipality
FoundedOctober 24, 1933
MayorPaulo de Siqueira Garcia (PT)
Total Area304.6 sq mi (789 km2)
Metro Area285.3 sq mi (739 km2)
Elevation2457 ft (748.9 m)
Total Population1,301,892 (13th) (2010)
Density (pop.)1604/km2 (4154.4/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2102097
Other information
Time zoneUTC-3 (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code74000-000
Area code+55 62

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Goiânia (-ptɡoˈjɐ̃niɐ, -enɡɔɪˈɑːniə ) is the capital and largest city of the Brazilian state of Goiás. With a population of 1,301,892, it is the second-largest city in the Central-Western Region and the 13th-largest in the country. Its metropolitan area has a total population of 2,063,744, making it the 11th-largest in Brazil.

Goiânia is a planned city founded on October 24, 1933 by then Governor Pedro Ludovico to serve as the new state capital and administrative center. Prior to this date, the state capital was the town of Goiás. Goiânia has the largest green area per inhabitant in Brazil, and is the second of the world, losing only to Edmonton in the world.

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