Ipiranga is a historical borough located in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, composed by the districts of Ipiranga, Cursino and Sacomã. The name Ipiranga comes from the river of the same name located in the region, which means "red river" in Tupí-Guaraní. The Independence Park (Parque da Independência), where supposedly the Emperor Pedro I of Brazil proclaimed the independence of Brazil, the Paulista Museum, which exhibits classic architecture and a collection of Brazilian colonial artifacts, and the Zoology Museum, are also located in Ipiranga.
The Ipiranga River is perhaps one of the most famous Brazilian rivers because it is mentioned in the very first line of the Brazilian National Anthem.
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