Taguatinga, Federal District

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Administrative Region
Administrative Region of
Partial view of the Clock Square in downtown Taguatinga
Partial view of the Clock Square in downtown Taguatinga
Flag of Taguatinga
Nickname(s): Taguá
Localization of Taguatinga in Federal District
Localization of Taguatinga in Federal District
Taguatinga is located in Brazil
Localization of Taguatinga in Brazil
Coordinates: 15°50′00″S 48°03′23″W / 15.83333°S 48.05639°W / -15.83333; -48.05639
Country  Brazil
Region Central-West
State Bandeira do Distrito Federal (Brasil).svg Federal District
Founded June 05, 1958
 • Total 121,34 km2 (4,685 sq mi)
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 221,909
 • Density 18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)
Demonym Taguatinguense
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-2 (UTC-2)
Postal Code (CEP) 72000-000
Area code(s) +55 61
Website www.taguatinga.df.gov.br

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


Taguatinga was founded at June 5, 1958, in lands previously belonging to Fazenda Taguatinga. At first, it was called "Vila Sarah Kubitschek" but later its name was altered to "Santa Cruz de Taguatinga", and then just Taguatinga.

It was created to resettle the inhabitants from unregulated dwellings that sprouted at Brasília. The workers that came from the entire country to build the new capital decided to live there as well. They squat on the region and built slums, quickly bringing to the "clean" and modern new place the reality of the rest of the country.

Taguatinga developed itself mainly with commerce and jobs from Brasília. It became an important commercial center in the Federal district and center of attraction to the neighborhood populations, with huge shopping centers. It's considered the economic capital of the Federal District, and one of the richest.

Some cities were part of its administrative region before at some point: Ceilândia, Samambaia, Águas Claras and Vicente Pires.

The patron saint of the city is Our Lady of Perpetual Help, which lithurgic celebration happens at June 27.

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

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