Maracanã River (Rio de Janeiro)

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Maracanã River (Rio de Janeiro)
Country Brazil
Basin features
Main source Rio de Janeiro state
River mouth Guanabara Bay
sea level

The Maracanã River of Rio de Janeiro (Brazilian Portuguese: [mɐɾakɐˈnɐ̃]), which means green bird in Tupi–Guarani, is a river located in Rio de Janeiro state in southeastern Brazil.

Course[edit]

The Maracanã River flows, now canalised, eastwards through the northern districts and neighbourhoods of the city of Rio de Janeiro to its mouth at Guanabara Bay.

Namesakes[edit]

The Estádio do Maracanã, one of the largest football stadia in the world, was named after the Maracanã River. The nearby and smaller Ginásio do Maracanãzinho indoor arena is a derivative name, Maracanãzinho meaning Little Maracanã.

The subsequently developed Maracanã neighbourhood around the stadium and that which the river flows through, took its name from the stadium.

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