Federal District (Brazil)

Federal District
Distrito Federal (Portuguese)
Federal District
Distrito Federal (Portuguese)
Flag of Federal District
Coat of arms of Federal District
Motto(s): 
Ventvris Ventis
"To the coming winds"
Distrito Federal in Brazil.svg
Coordinates: 15°47′42″S 47°45′28″W / 15.79500°S 47.75778°W / -15.79500; -47.75778Coordinates: 15°47′42″S 47°45′28″W / 15.79500°S 47.75778°W / -15.79500; -47.75778
CountryBrazil
Seat of governmentBrasília
Government
 • GovernorIbaneis Rocha (MDB)
 • Vice GovernorPaco Britto (AVANTE)
 • SenatorsIzalci Lucas (PSDB)
José Reguffe (UNIÃO)
Leila Barros (PDT)
Area
 • Total5,802 km2 (2,240 sq mi)
 • Rank27th
Population
 (2007)[1]
 • Total2,570,160
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,015,268
 • Rank20th
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
  • Rank1st
DemonymBrasiliense
GDP
 • Year2015 estimate
 • TotalUS$116 billions(PPP) US$65 billions (8th)
 • Per capitaUS$38.549 (PPP)[2] US$21,779 (1st)
HDI
 • Year2017
 • Category0.850[3]very high (1st)
Time zoneUTC−03:00 (BRT)
Postal code
70000-000 to 73690-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-DF
WebsiteDF.gov.br

The Federal District (Portuguese: Distrito Federal [d͡ʒisˈtɾitu fedeˈɾaw] (listen))[4] is one of 27 federative units of Brazil. Located in the Center-West Region, it is the smallest Brazilian federal unit and the only one that has no municipalities, being divided into 31 administrative regions. The federal capital of Brazil, Brasília, which is also the seat of government of the Federal District, is located in its territory.

  1. ^ "IBGE - Projeção da população". www.IBGE.gov.br. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ Pontes, Helena Maria Mattos. "IBGE - Agência de Notícias". IBGE - Agência de Notícias. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Radar IDHM: evolução do IDHM e de seus índices componentes no período de 2012 a 2017" (PDF) (in Portuguese). PNUD Brasil. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  4. ^ Pronounced in Brazilian Portuguese. The European Portuguese pronunciation is IPA: [diʃˈtɾitu fɨðɨˈɾaɫ]

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