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Plaza Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

June 26th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

Plaza Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Copacabana is a district located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. The New York City nightclub Copacabana is named after this area.

The district was originally called Sacopenapã until the mid 18th century. It was renamed after the construction of a chapel holding a replica of the Virgin of Copacabana, Bolivia. It was incorporated into the city on July 6, 1892.

Copacabana starts at the beginning of the Princesa Isabel Avenue, and ends at Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower six) nearby the Forte de Copacabana (Stronghold of Copacabana). After Copacabana there is the small beach of Arpoador, followed by the famous borough of Ipanema and then, the borough of Leblon. The Copacabana beach spans from Posto Dois (lifeguard watchtower two) to Posto Seis (lifeguard watchtower six). Leme is at Posto Um (lifeguard watchtower one).

(Source: Wikipedia)

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