CITY PROFILE 002: BRASILIA, BRASIL
Coordinates: 15°48′00″S 47°54′00″W
Elevation: 1,172 m (3,845 ft)
Daily Mean Temp: 21 celcius (70 fahrenheit)
Metro Population: 2,851,549
Estimated 2050 Metro Population: ?
Risks: Capital city therefor vunerable to political unrest, somewhat isolated, droughts, wildfires.
Advantages: Geographic central location in Brasil, low regional population density, mild weather, abundant water, plentiful resources, historically safe region of the world from war, 3rd richest city in Brasil.
Resources: Immediate: abundance of land. Regional: abundance of land, arable land, soybeans, cotton, forests, nickel, iron, silver, phosphate, niobium.
Other: Planned capital city finished in 1960.
Photo: Uri Rosenheck