Mangueira

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Mangueira
Neighborhood
Mangueira is located in Rio de Janeiro
Mangueira
Mangueira
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Mangueira is located in Brazil
Mangueira
Mangueira
Mangueira (Brazil)
Coordinates: 22°54′14″S 43°14′13″W / 22.90389°S 43.23694°W / -22.90389; -43.23694Coordinates: 22°54′14″S 43°14′13″W / 22.90389°S 43.23694°W / -22.90389; -43.23694
Country Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CityRio de Janeiro
ZoneCentro

Mangueira (Mango Tree) is a shantytown neighborhood (favela) in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, centered on the Mangueira hill or morro. It is most famous for its samba school, the Grêmio Recreativo Escola de Samba Estação Primeira de Mangueira, called for short Estação Primeira de Mangueira (First Mangueira [train] Station) or simply Mangueira, which is one of strongest competitors in the annual Rio Carnival samba competition.