Jaçanã (district of São Paulo)

Jaçanã is a district of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It constitutes with Tremembé the subprefecture Jaçanã-Tremembé, marking the northern boundaries of the city.

Like Parelheiros, most of the area of this borough is rural, although in the southern areas there is an urban area. It contains the Cantareira Park, the largest native urban forest in the world.

In 1870, the borough was known as Uroguapira because it was thought that there was gold (Portuguese ouro) in the area. As this was only a rumor, the name given by the aboriginal people for the region of the Cantareira was shortened to Guapira. In 1 June 1930, the name of the borough was changed to Jaçanã (a bird known in English as the Wattled Jacana).

The borough of Jaçanã became known not only in São Paulo, but also in diverse parts of Brazil because of the music "Trem das Onze", by Adoniran Barbosa. In 1949 Jaçanã became the site of the first film studio of São Paulo: the Cinematographic Company Maristela, the main cultural focus of the borough.

Located in the north of the city of São Paulo, the district of Jaçanã, according to Census 2000, carried out for the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), has a population of approximately 91,649 inhabitants: 43,702 men and 47,947 women.

Coordinates: 23°28′01″S 46°34′46″W / 23.466863°S 46.579344°W / -23.466863; -46.579344

Subdivisions of São Paulo
Administrative Zones
  • Central
  • East 1
  • East 2
  • Southeast
  • West
  • Northeast
  • Northwest
  • South-Central
  • South
Subprefectures
  • Aricanduva
  • Butantã
  • Campo Limpo
  • Capela do Socorro
  • Casa Verde
  • Cidade Ademar
  • Cidade Tiradentes
  • Ermelino Matarazzo
  • Freguesia-Brasilândia
  • Guaianases
  • Ipiranga
  • Itaim Paulista
  • Itaquera
  • Jabaquara
  • Jaçanã-Tremembé
  • Lapa
  • M'Boi Mirim
  • Mooca
  • Parelheiros
  • Penha
  • Perus
  • Pinheiros
  • Pirituba-Jaraguá
  • Santana-Tucuruvi
  • Santo Amaro
  • São Mateus
  • São Miguel Paulista
  • Vila Maria-Vila Guilherme
  • Vila Mariana
  • Vila Prudente
Districts
  • Água Rasa
  • Alto de Pinheiros
  • Anhanguera
  • Aricanduva
  • Artur Alvim
  • Barra Funda
  • Bela Vista
  • Belém
  • Bom Retiro
  • Brasilândia
  • Brás
  • Butantã
  • Cachoeirinha
  • Cambuci
  • Campo Belo
  • Campo Grande
  • Campo Limpo
  • Cangaíba
  • Capão Redondo
  • Carrão
  • Casa Verde
  • Cidade Ademar
  • Cidade Dutra
  • Cidade Líder
  • Cidade Tiradentes
  • Consolação
  • Cursino
  • Ermelino Matarazzo
  • Freguesia do Ó
  • Grajaú
  • Guaianases
  • Iguatemi
  • Ipiranga
  • Itaim Bibi
  • Itaim Paulista
  • Itaquera
  • Jabaquara
  • Jaçanã
  • Jaguara
  • Jaguaré
  • Jaraguá
  • Jardim Helena
  • Jardim Paulista
  • Jardim São Luís
  • Jardim Ângela
  • José Bonifácio
  • Lajeado
  • Lapa
  • Liberdade
  • Limão
  • Mandaqui
  • Marsilac
  • Moema
  • Mooca
  • Morumbi
  • Parelheiros
  • Pari
  • Parque do Carmo
  • Pedreira
  • Penha
  • Perdizes
  • Perus
  • Pinheiros
  • Pirituba
  • Ponte Rasa
  • Raposo Tavares
  • República
  • Rio Pequeno
  • Sacomã
  • Santa Cecília
  • Santana
  • Santo Amaro
  • São Domingos
  • São Lucas
  • São Mateus
  • São Miguel Paulista
  • São Rafael
  • Saúde
  • Sapopemba
  • Socorro
  • Tatuapé
  • Tremembé
  • Tucuruvi
  • Vila Andrade
  • Vila Curuçá
  • Vila Formosa
  • Vila Guilherme
  • Vila Jacuí
  • Vila Leopoldina
  • Vila Maria
  • Vila Mariana
  • Vila Matilde
  • Vila Medeiros
  • Vila Prudente
  • Vila Sônia
City Districts of São Paulo
  • Água Rasa
  • Alto de Pinheiros
  • Anhanguera
  • Aricanduva
  • Artur Alvim
  • Barra Funda
  • Bela Vista
  • Belém
  • Bom Retiro
  • Brasilândia
  • Brás
  • Butantã
  • Cachoeirinha
  • Cambuci
  • Campo Belo
  • Campo Grande
  • Campo Limpo
  • Cangaíba
  • Capão Redondo
  • Carrão
  • Casa Verde
  • Cidade Ademar
  • Cidade Dutra
  • Cidade Líder
  • Cidade Tiradentes
  • Consolação
  • Cursino
  • Ermelino Matarazzo
  • Freguesia do Ó
  • Grajaú
  • Guaianases
  • Iguatemi
  • Ipiranga
  • Itaim Bibi
  • Itaim Paulista
  • Itaquera
  • Jabaquara
  • Jaçanã
  • Jaguara
  • Jaguaré
  • Jaraguá
  • Jardim Helena
  • Jardim Paulista
  • Jardim São Luís
  • Jardim Ângela
  • José Bonifácio
  • Lajeado
  • Lapa
  • Liberdade
  • Limão
  • Mandaqui
  • Marsilac
  • Moema
  • Mooca
  • Morumbi
  • Parelheiros
  • Pari
  • Parque do Carmo
  • Pedreira
  • Penha
  • Perdizes
  • Perus
  • Pinheiros
  • Pirituba
  • Ponte Rasa
  • Raposo Tavares
  • República
  • Rio Pequeno
  • Sacomã
  • Santa Cecília
  • Santana
  • Santo Amaro
  • São Domingos
  • São Lucas
  • São Mateus
  • São Miguel Paulista
  • São Rafael
  • Saúde
  • Sapopemba
  • Socorro
  • Tatuapé
  • Tremembé
  • Tucuruvi
  • Vila Andrade
  • Vila Curuçá
  • Vila Formosa
  • Vila Guilherme
  • Vila Jacuí
  • Vila Leopoldina
  • Vila Maria
  • Vila Mariana
  • Vila Matilde
  • Vila Medeiros
  • Vila Prudente
  • Vila Sônia