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The capital of Roraima is the only Brazilian state capital completely in the Northern Hemisphere. A planned city of concentric design, inspired by the urban geometry invented by Baron Haussmann for Paris. The Joaquim Nabuco Civic Center Square is at the city’s center and is where the executive, legislative and judicial powers meet.
Boa Vista, whose cultural traditions are of indigenous and northeastern influence, dates back to the 19th century, when farmers settled on the Rio Branco river basin.
Near Venezuela and Guiana, the municipality is in an area of great biodiversity, close to the forest and savannah. It is the starting point for those going to Mount Roraima, located on the border of three countries and soaring almost 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) into the air.