Botafogo (local/standard Portuguese pronunciation: [bɔtaˈfoɡu] alternative Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation: [botɐˈfoɡu]) is a beachfront neebourheid (bairro) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a maistly upper middle class an smaw commerce commonty, an is locatit atween the hills o Mundo Novo, Dona Marta (which separates it frae Laranjeiras) an São João (which separates it frae Copacabana).

Botafogo
Neebourheid
Botafogo is located in Rio de Janeiro
Botafogo
Botafogo
Location in Rio de Janeiro
Coordinates: 22°57′0″S 43°11′3″W / 22.95000°S 43.18417°W / -22.95000; -43.18417Coordinates: 22°57′0″S 43°11′3″W / 22.95000°S 43.18417°W / -22.95000; -43.18417
Kintra Brazil
StateRio de Janeiro (RJ)
Municipality/CeetyRio de Janeiro
ZoneSouth Zone

EtymologyEedit

 
"Botafogo Bay" (1869), bi Nicolao Antonio Facchinetti. Collection o the São Paulo Museum o Airt.

Botafogo wis namit efter João Pereira de Sousa Botafogo, who wis responsible for the galleon Botafogo's airtillery, so he includit the ship’s name in his faimily name. When he went tae live in Brazil, the Portuguese Crown grantit him the laund kent the day as Botafogo. The name leeterally means "set it on fire" (a reference tae the Botafogo galleon's artillery power).[1] In the mid-19t century, Inglis leid speakers cried it Boto Fogo an aw.[2]

Attractions an amenitiesEedit

Botafogo's beach is athin Guanabara Bay, sheltered frae the Atlantic Ocean bi the Urca peninsula an Sugarloaf Mountain. Attractions include the Hame o Ruy Barbosa, the Museu do Índio — which splores the cultur an history o the major indigenous fowks o Brazil — an the Villa-Lobos Museum.[3]

SportsEedit

Botafogo is the hame o Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, a multi-sport club an ane o Brazil's biggest soccer teams.

InfrastructurEedit

The neebourheid is servit bi ane metro station: Botafogo.

Panoramic view o Praia de Botafogo (Botafogo Beach) wi Pão de Açúcar an Morro da Urca in the backgrund.

ReferencesEedit

  1. http://martin.romano.org/ps05/ps05_394.htm
  2. Roberts, Edmund (1837). Embassy to the Eastern Courts of Cochin-China, Siam, and Muscat. New York: Harper & Brothers. p. 28.
  3. Villa-Lobos Museum Website Archived 2013-04-12 at the Wayback Machine

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