Brasília

[ bruh-zil-yuh; Portuguese brah-zeel-yuh ]
/ brəˈzɪl yə; Portuguese brɑˈzil yə /

noun

a city in and the capital of Brazil, on the central plateau.

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British Dictionary definitions for Brasília

Brasília
/ (brəˈzɪljə, Portuguese brəziˈliːa) /

noun

the capital of Brazil (since 1960), on the central plateau: the former capital was Rio de Janeiro. Pop: 3 341 000 (2005 est)
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Cultural definitions for Brasília

Brasilia
[ (bruh-zil-yuh) ]

Capital of Brazil, located in its central highlands.

notes for Brasilia

One of the newest cities in the world, Brasilia was inaugurated in 1960 to replace Rio de Janeiro as Brazil's capital. The Brazilian government moved the capital in an effort to promote development in central Brazil. In less than thirty years, its population had grown to over a million inhabitants.
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