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Old 02-21-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Stumbled upon this ranking of the best Brazilian cities in terms of human development:
http://atlasbrasil.org.br/2013/ranking

The first city whose name people might be familiar with is Brasilia ranked 9th. The next famous city is probably Belo Horizonte ranked 20th. São Paulo is 28th, Rio only 45

A photo of the winner:
http://viananegociosimobiliarios.fil...3a3o-paulo.jpg


PS: Please don't post in the other thread of the same title, seems I accidentally sent it twice due to my Internet problems...
I have already asked moderators to delete the other thread...

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Old 02-21-2014, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Stumbled upon this ranking of the best Brazilian cities in terms of human development:
http://atlasbrasil.org.br/2013/ranking

The first city whose name people might be familiar with is Brasilia ranked 9th. The next famous city is probably Belo Horizonte ranked 20th. São Paulo is 28th, Rio only 45
A lot of those cities could easily be lumped into the bigger ones which probably plays into it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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A lot of those cities could easily be lumped into the bigger ones which probably plays into it.
No, those are totally independent cities, some of them are located in the state of São Paulo, within which São Paulo is just one city, albeit the biggest of course. It's like with NYC and NY state. Nobody would say Buffalo can be lumped together with NYC.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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No, those are totally independent cities, some of them are located in the state of São Paulo, within which São Paulo is just one city, albeit the biggest of course. It's like with NYC and NY state. Nobody would say Buffalo can be lumped together with NYC.
Idk, I'd be tempted to just say Niteroi is a part of Rio across the bridge. They are separate, but some could be lumped in. A lot of people consider Long Island just part of New York. Ft. Lauderdale part of Miami etc etc
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Idk, I'd be tempted to just say Niteroi is a part of Rio across the bridge. They are separate, but some could be lumped in. A lot of people consider Long Island just part of New York. Ft. Lauderdale part of Miami etc etc
Niterói yes, it's like SF and Oakland, which however are both keen on their distinctness.

Most of the top ranked places are at a safe distance from the huge cities, though. Some are big cities themselves, although few people outside Brazil have ever heard of them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Other nice cities in Brazil that you probably never heard about include Sobral and Mossoró.

Both have a climate as hot as hell! You can fry an egg in the asphalt of the streets.

But are still nice cities.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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Last night I saw a Globe Trekker program about Brazilian food that mentioned a few Brazilian cities that I had never heard of. It definitely made me more interested in learning more about Brazil.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:27 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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I've heard of Florianopolis before and it's number three
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Other nice cities in Brazil that you probably never heard about include Sobral and Mossoró.
Never.
Are they from inland northeast?? I mean, as you say they are very hot.

A rather large city I did hear of but generally poorly known and rarely mentioned around here is Natal. Now it has taken a bit more relevance as it will host some matches for the World Cup. Actually, the fact that the city is one of the 12 selected cities for the Cup looked surprising. What about Natal?
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Never.
Are they from inland northeast?? I mean, as you say they are very hot.

A rather large city I did hear of but generally poorly known and rarely mentioned around here is Natal. Now it has taken a bit more relevance as it will host some matches for the World Cup. Actually, the fact that the city is one of the 12 selected cities for the Cup looked surprising. What about Natal?

The jokes about the heat in Sobral and Mossoró are many, including the classic one about the water boiling in the water tanks of the houses.

But the cities are indeed nice. Not big cities (both are under 300 thousand people), but are nice. Good infrastructre, and booming economy. And the shopping malls in both cities have air conditioning!

About Natal, it's a very nice city, I have been there dozens of times (it's close to Fortaleza, where I live). The city was a little unlucky in the past few years regarding the mayors who got elected there, but it's still a nice place.
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