My hometown, Goiânia




Basic Information
DDD: 62
Inhabitants: 1,302,001
Fuse Time: – 3 GMT
Local Holidays:
Oct/24 – Anniversary of the city
May/24 – Day of ‘Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora’, patron saint of Goiânia.

I was born in Goiânia, a city of Goiás, a state in the middle western region of Brazil. As I do not live there since 5 years old, I cannot tell you in detail its history etc. Therefore, I decided to show you some pictures about it.

The capital of the state of Goiás, Goiânia is 200 km southwest of Brasília and 900 km from both Cuiabá and São Paulo. Planned by urbanist Armando de Godói and founded in 1933, it is a fairly pleasant place, with lots of open spaces laid out around circular streets in the center. There are three main zones — housing is in the south, administration is in the center, and industry and commerce are in the north. Goiânia’s economy is based on the commercialization of the region’s cattle.

Goiânia is a new city. It was planned and constructed less than a century ago, but grew quickly and is already the second most populated city in the Mid-West region, only behind Brasília. The parks are among the main entertainment options. Most of them is registered as city patrimony and have infrastructure to receive the public, with entertaining equipments, lunch area and, in some of them, space for camping. Notoriety to the ‘Zoológico’ (  Zoo  ), which offer paddle boats. There are also eight museums in the city.

Restaurants, bars and hotels are concentrated in noble districts, like ‘Setor Oeste’, ‘Bueno’ and ‘Marista’, but the night program of show houses is varied and attends well the population. There are also good bars in the city, always presenting live music. Maybe it’s the reason why Goiânia is considered the source of new singers, who, above everything, become known regionally, and artists.


Considered to be one of the seven best cities in terms of quality of life in Brazil, Goiânia is proud of delighting its inhabitants and visitors with:

  • woods like the Bosque of Buritis and Botafogo, Rosas Lake, the Botanic Garden and the Ecological Parks of Goiânia, Vaca Brava e Areião, are examples of urban development in partnership with nature and a true commitment to the well-being of the population;
  • refreshing lakes, luxurious vegetation and the sound of birds and animal in all these places, which can be appreciated quite closely by people, specially while going for a walk, as there are jogging tracks almost everywhere.

Nothwithstanding a well preserved and a most valuable nature, this is not the only attraction of this city founded by Pedro Ludovico in 1934 in a region of humid and mild climate, 749 meters above the sea level and average temperature of 21,9 ºC.

You can find many leisure options in Goiânia, several entertainment areas at shopping malls. Or if you prefer a walk you can visit the City Park. At the Zoo you will observe the beauty of the Lagoon of Roses. Museums, theaters are also good options.


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