Anhangabaú River

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Anhangabaú River
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Anhangabaú Valley in central São Paulo
Native name Rio Anhangabaú
Country  Brazil
Location São Paulo city, São Paulo state
Physical characteristics
Main source Praça da Bandeira, São Paulo city
450 ft (140 m)
River mouth Tamanduateí River, São Paulo city
60 ft (18 m)

The Anhangabaú River (in Portuguese: Rio Anhangabaú) is a river of São Paulo state in southeastern Brazil.

The Anhangabaú River cuts through the very oldest part of central São Paulo, though it has been canalized since the first decade of the 20th century.[1]

The green space and plazas above the subterranean river is a popular place for various large public gatherings, including cultural events at the annual Virada Cultural, as well as numerous political protests, on 16 April 1984 approximately 1.5 million people gathered in the Anhangabaú Valley to protest the military dictatorship.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Ribeiro, Tatiane (17 April 2014). "Vale do Anhangabaú". Site oficial de turismo da cidade de São Paulo. Retrieved 26 December 2014.