Brasilia, capital of Brazil & Brazil



Facts and hints about Brasilia

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People and Culture

Being a very young city (official inauguration was in 1960), the main aspect of the culture and demography of Brasilia is that it is a mixture of several other people in Brazil.
This variety is constantly reinforced, for every year more and more people move to Brasilia, either to take a political office, or to enter the civil service; many come expecting to stay short term, but end up staying forever.

It is thanks to the high salaries of the civil service that Brasilia has the highest income per capita in Brazil (see comparison); however, as most inhabitants don't have the necessary education or influence to be admitted to civil service, Brasilia has also the poorest outskirt of all Brazilian metropoles.

The urban design of the city also has effect on their residents.
Brasilia is said to be a "a city without corners", a metaphor to say that everywhere looks the same; so, you can't create affection for any place.
Besides, on the mind of the designers, residents of Brasilia would have all common services (stores, schools, etc) within walking distance - see superquadras; as today needs are much more diverse than planned, every resident of Brasilia drives a car.

This makes Brasilia the most individualist city in Brazil.
Don't expect to find in Brasilia the same friendliness as in, say, Salvador or Rio de Janeiro.

Food, Culinary, Restaurants

Migrants coming to Brasilia bring their culinary tradition with them.
There are a few upscale restaurants in the city cattering mostly to politicians and lobbists (with bills covered by expense reports), the most famous of which is Piantella; Brasilia, however, is not particularly known for their restaurants.
See list of restaurants in Brasilia.

Getting around


Hotels in Brasilia.

Travel and Tourism


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