Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília

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National Congress of Brazil © flickr.com - Marcelo Jorge Vieira/cc-by-sa-2.0

National Congress of Brazil © flickr.com – Marcelo Jorge Vieira/cc-by-sa-2.0

Praça dos Três Poderes (Three Powers Plaza) is a plaza in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. The name is derived from the presence of the three governmental powers around the plaza: the Executive, represented by the Palácio do Planalto (presidential office); the Legislative represented by the Congresso Nacional (National Congress); and the Judiciary, represented by the Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Federal Court).

The plaza was designed by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer as a place where the three powers would meet harmoniously, it has now become a tourist attraction of Brasília.

Three Powers Plaza with the flag of Brazil and Os Candangos sculpture © flickr.com - Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/cc-by-2.0 Palácio do Planalto © flickr.com - Senado Federal/cc-by-2.0 National Congress of Brazil © flickr.com - Marcelo Jorge Vieira/cc-by-sa-2.0 Supremo Tribunal Federal © Everton137/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Three Powers Plaza with the flag of Brazil and Os Candangos sculpture © flickr.com - Leandro Neumann Ciuffo/cc-by-2.0
The plaza is home to the largest flag in the world to be flown regularly (in this case, continuously). The Brazilian flag hoisted weighs about 600 kilograms (1300 pounds) and has never been taken down (not counting monthly replacements) since the capital was inaugurated on 21 April 1960. The flag is changed monthly in the presence of Presidential Guard Battalion, Independence Dragoons, other troops and sometimes the President of Brazil.

Read more on Wikipedia Praça dos Três Poderes (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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