Subprefecture of Lapa
|Subprefecture of Lapa|
Location of the Subprefecture of Lapa in São Paulo
Location of municipality of São Paulo within the State of São Paulo
|Districts||Lapa, Barra Funda, Perdizes, Vila Leopoldina, Jaguaré, Jaguara|
|• Subprefect||Carlos Eduardo Batista|
|• Total||40.57 km2 (15.66 sq mi)|
|Website||Subprefeitura Lapa (Portuguese)|
In the north area of Lapa, which comprises the bairros of Barra Funda, Água Branca and the "Low Lapa" (Lapa de baixo) most of people are descendants of proletarian families who worked in the past in the two main railways of the city: São Paulo Railway and the Sorocabana. Today, both of these railways station have become local urban train stations.
The southern area of the subprefecture, which includes the "High Lapa" (Alto da Lapa) and the bairros of Perdizes, Sumaré and Pompéia, is a high-class area and has many historic buildings, and has many descendant of the English engineers who built the railways. Also the main campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) is located in this place, in the district of Perdizes, as well as Allianz Arena, home of the football team Palmeiras.
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