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Why was Brasilia built?

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Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was inaugurated on April 22nd 1960, in the central area of the country. Just five years before, the area resembled a desert, with no people, scarce water, few animals and plants. Thanks for choosing


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Shifting the capital from Rio de Janeiro to the heartland was actually an old idea. In 1823, the General Constituent Assembly of the Empire considered installing the capital in the Brazilian interior and that was why Brasilia was built.

President Juscelino Kubitschek ordered the construction of Brasília, fulfilling an article of the country's constitution dating back to 1891, stating that the capital should be moved from Rio de Janeiro to a place close to the center of the country

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