Talk:Federal District (Brazil)

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Isn't it a bit awkward that the pronunciation of "Distritu Federal" shown in the article is not the pronunciation of those who actually live there?

What is the correct pronunciation then? Dzhish-trEEtu FedrAu? //Big Adamsky 14:00, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

dʒis.'tɾi.tu fe.de.'ɾaw/

We do not palatalise "s" before consonants here, and the "r" in "Federal" is a single flap. In fact, using "X" in such case sounds like a foreign accent - I don't know of any Brazilian accent with such pronunciation for intervocalic single "r" (You'd need to write "Federral" to have the uvular sound).

I already fixed it, if you don't mind.


The picture displayed as the Praça dos Três Poderes actually shows the Esplanada dos Ministérios. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 201.37.255.46 (talk) 14:28, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Brasília and Brazilian Federal District[edit]

What's the difference between the two? Are they the same? I cannot tell by reading the two articles, although there are a lot of repetition between them. If they are the same (like Washington D.C. and District of Columbia), perhaps they should be merged? Chanheigeorge (talk) 04:46, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Brasília and Brazilian Federal District are not the same[edit]

The thing is: The Brazilian Federal District is so little that Brasília is the only important or "big" city there. That's why there are a lot of repetition between the articles, but there are many other little cities inside the Brazilian Federal District, like Ceilândia, Paranoá, Taguatinga, São Sebastião... It is not like Washington D.C. and District of Columbia, I can tell you that, I live in Brasília.EliasTheHorse (talk) 23:23, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Not exactly... The Brazilian Federal Districtis a unit of the Brazil's Federation, in a category of it's own, since it's not a State, but equivalent. Usualy a State is divided by municipalities. By the Federal Constitution, the Federal District can't be subdivided. So, Brasília figures as the only city there, and the other "satelite-cities" are administrative divisions who don't share the same status as a municipality. they don't elect prefects, for instance, but have "administrators" appointed by the Governor. Also, many of the the "little" cities are almost the same size of the Plano Piloto, economic and demographically as well. ZackTheJack (talk) 12:25, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Map needed[edit]

Individual articles on administrative subdivisions have maps showing their boundaries, but an overall map showing the boundaries and names of all the divisions would be very helpful. -- Beland (talk) 10:51, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

Name in English or Native Name?[edit]

The native name of the "Federal District" is "Distrito Federal", what is right, leave "Federal District" or "Distrito Federal". Being that none of the other states in Brazil are written in English, but in Portuguese. Sprayjavas (talk) 21:00, 14 July 2014 (UTC)