Pampulha (Belo Horizonte)
Aerial view of Pampulha
Location of Pampulha in Belo Horizonte
|• Total||47.13 km2 (18.20 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.08/km2 (8.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (Brasilia Official Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (Brazilian Daylight Saving Time)|
Pampulha (Portuguese: Região Administrativa da Pampulha) is an administrative region in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It is one of nine administrative regions of Belo Horizonte, and occupies 47.13 kilometres (29.29 mi) in the northeast of the city. It has a population of 145,262 and a population density of 3.08 per square kilometer. The center of the Pampulha is occupied by Lake Pampulha, an artificial lake constructed in the early 1940s by Mayor Juscelino Kubitschek, later president of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. The Pampulha administrative region is further subdivided into 29 neighborhoods (bairros), one of which is also called Pampulha.
Otacílio Negrão de Limam, mayor of Belo Horizonte in the early 20th century, dammed a small streamed called Pampulha in 1936 for flood control and augment the city water supply through the creation of a reservoir. The resulting Lake Pampulha became the site of an urban development project by Juscelino Kubitschek. Kubitschek called on the young architect Oscar Niemeyer to create a series of buildings; Niemeyer was joined by the landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and numerous artists to create site now considered the earliest and most important example of Modernism in Brazil.
Belo Horizonte/Pampulha – Carlos Drummond de Andrade Airport is in the area.
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