Leblon

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Leblon
Neighborhood
An aerial view of Leblon, capturing the beach, Dois Irmãos, Pedra da Gávea, and the Vidigal and Rocinha favelas.
An aerial view of Leblon, capturing the beach, Dois Irmãos, Pedra da Gávea, and the Vidigal and Rocinha favelas.
Leblon is located in Rio de Janeiro
Leblon
Leblon
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Leblon is located in Brazil
Leblon
Leblon
Leblon (Brazil)
Coordinates: 22°59′00″S 43°13′33″W / 22.98333°S 43.22583°W / -22.98333; -43.22583Coordinates: 22°59′00″S 43°13′33″W / 22.98333°S 43.22583°W / -22.98333; -43.22583
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CityRio de Janeiro
ZoneSouth Zone
Administrative RegionLagoa[1]
Area
 • Total2.15 km2 (0.83 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total46,044

Leblon is a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is also the name of the local beach. The neighborhood is located in the South Zone of the city, between Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Morro Dois Irmãos and the Jardim de Alá channel, bordering the Gávea, Ipanema, Lagoa, and Vidigal neighborhoods. It is regarded as having the most expensive price per residential square meter in Latin America.[3]

Characteristics[edit]

Leblon Beach
Map of Leblon.

It is located west of Ipanema. In the north, it is bordered by Gávea and, in the west, by a towering hill called Dois Irmãos, which translates as "two brothers", because of its split peak.

Leblon in popular culture[edit]

Leblon is known for being a very cosmopolitan neighborhood, with a lively nightlife across its bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Leblon has been either referenced or depicted in the following media.

In television:

In music:

Leblon has been the subject of many songs, such as

In the 1970s, Moraes Moreira, Patricia Rombauer, Dona Vavá, Pedro Sayad, Claudia Laplan, and Carlos van den Bosch were some of the neighborhood's most famous residents.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RA VI - Lagoa" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Bairro: Leblon" (in Portuguese). Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.diariodorio.com/leblon-tem-o-metro-quadrado-mais-caro-do-brasil-e-a-maior-valorizao/