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ID: 7005845
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005845

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Brasília (inhabited place)  Brasília (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 15 47 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -15.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 047 57 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -47.9500  decimal degrees

Note: Surrounded by Goías state; is famous as a modern, planned city; a capital in nation's interior was proposed in 1789; construction was completed in 1960; noted for modern architecture by major architects, including cathedral & administrative buildings.

Names:
Brasília (preferred,C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brasil (nation)  ........  Brasil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Distrito Federal (national district)  ............  Distrito Federal (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Brasília (inhabited place)  ................  Brasília (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  concept of this city was proposed in 1789 & reiterated in constitution of independent Brasil; site was chosen in 1956
city (C)
national capital (C)  ............  moved from Rio de Janeiro in 1960
administrative center (C)  ............  was established as a center of government, & virtually no industry exists that is not tied to this role
legislative center (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
cultural center (C)
publishing center (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Brasil .......... (nation)
..................  (World, South America) [1000047]

Sources and Contributors:
Brasília..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 479
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 33
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 479
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 33
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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