Sobradinho, Federal District

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Sobradinho
Administrative region
Região Administrativa de Sobradinho
Administrative Region of Sobradinho
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Localization of Sobradinho in Federal District
Localization of Sobradinho in Federal District
Sobradinho is located in Brazil
Sobradinho
Sobradinho
Localization of Sobradinho in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°39′11″S 47°47′29″W / 15.65306°S 47.79139°W / -15.65306; -47.79139
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West
State Bandeira do Distrito Federal (Brasil).svg Federal District
Founded May 13, 1960
Government
 • Regional administrator Maria América Menezes Bonfim
Area
 • Total 287,60 km2 (11,100 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 85,491
 • Density 3.0/km2 (8/sq mi)
Demonym Sobradinhense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code (CEP) 73000-000
Area code(s) +55 61
Website www.sobradinho.df.gov.br

Sobradinho is an administrative region in the Federal District, Brazil.

History[edit]

Sobradinho began with a ranch of that name belonging to the municipality of Formosa, Goiás. According to popular history the name came from the existence of an old cross built long before 1850 along the banks of a stream near the ranch. On one of the arms of the cross were two little nests of a bird called joão de barro (Rufous hornero - Furnarius rufus), one on top of the other, forming a little two-storey house—a sobradinho in Portuguese. This phenomenon attracted the attention of passersby who took it as a reference point with the name Cross of Sobradinho or Sobradinho of the Cross. As time went by the local stream was called Sobradinho Stream.

Because of the need to house the migrant families from the Northeast, Goiás, Bahia and other states, Sobradinho was created along the old highway that linked the city of Planaltina, Goiás and the Federal Capital being built (1959). Today that old highway is a four-lane motorway and residents of Sobradinho can be in Brasília in a few minutes time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pesquisa Distrital por Amostra de Domicílios - 2010/2011" (in Portuguese). Codeplan. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 

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