Taguatinga, Federal District
|Administrative Region of
Partial view of the Clock Square in downtown Taguatinga
Localization of Taguatinga in Federal District
|Founded||June 05, 1958|
|• Total||121,34 km2 (4,685 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,000 m (3,000 ft)|
|• Density||18.3/km2 (47/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
|Postal Code (CEP)||72000-000|
|Area code(s)||+55 61|
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.
- "Pesquisa Distrital por Amostra de Domicílios - 2010/2011" (in Portuguese). Codeplan. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
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