Only 52 years old, Brasília is the fourth-largest city in Brazil, with nearly 2.4 million inhabitants, according to 2009 statistics. The Federal Capital was originally constructed to encourage settlement in and development of the country´s interior territories. Today, those goals have been fulfilled; the city Juscelino Kubitschek conceived of and constructed has grown considerably and now has the world’s second-highest GDP per capita among other capitals in the nation.
Brasília, as the administrative center of the federal government, attracts professionals focused on public management. In the Pilot Plan, private enterprises, regulatory agencies, and other federal bodies operate, as do the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the Federal District.
The Federal District does not have a centralized administration, but rather has 23 administrative regions that function much like city councils. They have budgetary and financial autonomy, which makes for more efficient delivery of public services to the population.
In addition to beautiful nature, modern architecture and works of art, Brasília offers seminars, conferences and other attractions linked to the federal government and private sectors.
As a center stage for political demonstrations, sports and cultural events (like film festivals and rock concerts), the capital hosts a considerable number of tourists who take advantage of the well-structured system of amenities.
In addition to urban attractions, the Federal District and its surrounding areas offer alternatives for visitors who are drawn to adventure and contact with nature.