Subprefecture of Lapa

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This article is about the subprefecture of the city of São Paulo. For district with the same name, see Lapa (district of São Paulo).
Subprefecture of Lapa
Subprefecture
Location of the Subprefecture of Lapa in São Paulo
Location of the Subprefecture of Lapa in São Paulo
Location of municipality of São Paulo within the State of São Paulo
Location of municipality of São Paulo within the State of São Paulo
Country  Brazil
Region Southeast
State Bandeira do estado de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Municipality Bandeira da cidade de São Paulo.svg São Paulo
Administrative Zone West
Districts Lapa, Barra Funda, Perdizes, Vila Leopoldina, Jaguaré, Jaguara
Government
 • Type Subprefecture
 • Subprefect Carlos Eduardo Batista
Area
 • Total 40.57 km2 (15.66 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 255,185
Website Subprefeitura Lapa (Portuguese)

The Subprefecture of Lapa is one of 31 subprefectures of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It comprises six districts: Lapa, Barra Funda, Perdizes, Vila Leopoldina, Jaguaré, and Jaguara.[1]

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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Coordinates: 23°31′11″S 46°42′15″W / 23.51972°S 46.70417°W / -23.51972; -46.70417