Geography

Midwest Region Capitals


Brasilia

Capital of the Federal District (DF) and the smallest autonomous territory of the country, Brasilia, located in the Central Plateau, is known as the "Federal Capital" or "World Water Capital". It is also the capital of the country, thus being the seat of government. It was founded in the 60's and has an estimated population of 2,852,372 million inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Federal District Location


Brasilia Pilot Plan


Buriti Palace, headquarters of the Federal District Government


National Congress headquarters building

Goiania

Capital of Goiás (GO), Goiânia is called "Capital of the Cerrado"; It is located in the Central Highlands and has an estimated population of 1,412,364 million inhabitants (IBGE 2014). It is the second most populous city in the region (after Brasilia) and stands out for being a city with extensive green areas.


Location of Goiânia, state of Goiás


Partial view of the city of Goiânia and Vaca Brava Park, one of the parks of Goiânia

Cuiaba

Capital of Mato Grosso (MT), Cuiabá, the so-called "Green City", is the largest municipality in the state, with an estimated population of 575,480 thousand inhabitants (IBGE 2014). Cuiabá is considered an important political, administrative and commercial center of the state. It also stands out for its intense heat, where the average temperature throughout the year is 32 degrees Celsius.


Location of the city of Cuiabá in the state of Mato Grosso


Aspect of Cuiabá's downtown area, part of the historic center (below) and residential neighborhoods

Field Big

Capital of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Campo Grande, called "Morena City", due to its "purple earth", has an estimated population of 843.120 thousand inhabitants (IBGE 2014). Important administrative and economic, financial and cultural center of the state, it has large green areas and a busy nightlife.


Location of the city of Campo Grande in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul


Indigenous Nations Park. It is considered one of the largest parks (within an urban perimeter) in the world, with an extension of 119 hectares. It offers adequate infrastructure for leisure, fun and sports.


Partial view of Campo Grande city