Anápolis is located in the Central West region of Brazil. The estimated population is 370,000. The city’s altitude is 1,017 meters (3,336 ft.) and it is on a plateau, on the highest in Brazil. The climate is mild without extremes and it is generally cooler than surrounding cities.
Anápolis lies in the center of a rich agricultural region and has become a leader in Food Processing and in Pharmaceutical Industry.
After Goiânia, the state capital, Anápolis is the most developed city in Goiás. It also has an industrial sector with several high-tech companies.
Anápolis stands out because of its educational infrastructures, with primary and secondary schools, universities and colleges, among them UniEVANGÉLICA stands out.
Brazilian Air Force operates one of its most important bases here protecting the country’s capital, Brasília, as well as being an important element of SIVAM project, the Amazon vigilance system.
Tourism in Goiás is featured in several parts of the state, and has grown in recent decades attracting tourists from various parts of Brazil and the world. The following locations are near Anápolis and can be highlighted as touristic attractions in Goiás.
Goiânia, 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Anápolis is the second most populous city in the Central Region of Brazil, being surpassed only by Brasília. It is located in Central Plateau and is an important economic center in the region, being considered a strategic center for areas of industry, medicine, fashion, and agriculure. Goiânia stands out among Brazilian capitals for having the largest green area index per capita in Brazil, being surpassed in the entire world only by Edmonton.
Pirenópolis, founded in 1727, is 50 kilometers (32 miles) from Anápolis. It is a historical city with beautiful waterfalls and the highest mountain top in the state, known as Pico dos Pirineus.
Brasília, 130 kilometers (82 miles) from Anápolis, is a city that was born ahead of its time. The capital of Brazil is a monument itself and is only 58 years old. It is considered a World Heritage Site. Its infrastructure provides various options for visitors, having more than 7 thousand bars and 3,5 thousand restaurants. It has an intense night life and many cultural attractions, as well as abundant natural beauties, such as waterfalls, caves and lakes, perfect for field trips and the practice of outdoor sports. It is also the seat of Federal Government of the country.
Cidade de Goiás, 180 kilometers (112 miles) from Anápolis, was founded in the begining of the 18th century. With its historical houses, the Vermelho River which cuts the city, the international Movie Festival which takes place annually, and its traditional festivals that mark the city calendar, it is definitely an attractive place to visit.
Caldas Novas and Rio Quente, 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Anápolis, are surrounded by Serra de Caldas and are very rich in natural beauty. What makes them even more fascinating is their hot springs, reaching temperatures of 58° C (136° F), which allow indescribable relaxing sensations and are beneficially radioactive, odorless and translucent, besides carrying minerals and gases coming from 300 m (1000 ft.) from the ground.
Araguaia River is 400 km (250 mi) from Anápolis and from July to September, with low water levels, sandbank beaches are formed and they can get over 2 kilometers (1,5 mi) long.
Brasília International Airport – President Juscelino Kubitschek (BSB)
Goiânia International Airport – Santa Genoveva (GYN)