Apr 21, 2012

Brasilia's Anniversary Google Doodle

Google marked the Brasilia's Anniversary on April 21st, 2012.

Top 5 facts about Brasilia's Anniversary:

1. Brasília  is the federal capital of Brazil.

2. Brasilia was built in 41 months, from 1956 to April 21, 1960, when it was officially inaugurated. From 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil. 

The idea of locating the capital in the center of Brazil was first suggested in 1891, but not defined until 1922.

The city was planned and developed in 1956 with Lúcio Costa as the principal urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as the principal architect.

Viewed from above, the main portion of the city resembles an airplane or a butterfly.

5. The city of Brasília was the 4th most populous city in Brazil, after São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador. The population in 2010 was 2,562,963.

via Google, Wikipedia

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