Macapá is the capital of the State of the Amapá to the Brésil, on left bank of the estuary of the the Amazon, practically on the line of the equator. Its name comes from Macapaba , a word Tupi-guarani indicating the macaba , or bacaba , pulpy and fleshy fruit of the palm tree Acrocomia scelerocarpa Mart. from which is extracted a tasty drink, Macapa has a population of 344.153 inhabitants and an agglomeration of 450.008 inhabitants with Santana city with laquel it conurbe.
The city is founded in 1738 in the aim of protection Amazonia at the time still Portuguese of the invasions French, English and Dutch it was followed from there then by the construction of a place by the general captain of the Grao-para Francisco Xavier da Mendonça Furtado the name given to the city was that of Forterresse of saint-josé of Macapa.La city still keeps marks of its old past of typically Portuguese city colonial in it with the honor to accommodate largest Portuguese construction colonial in Brazil the fort of Sao josé recently restored, the neo-classic church of style of saint josé patron saint of the city the old intendance of the of the same city style now become the historical museum Joaquim Caetano Da Silva whose vases and pillar were made directly in Portugal in the falanzas.
Macapá grew little until it becomes capital of Amapá, which was created as a federal territory in 1944. The hurdy-gurdy fortress is a regional museum today. The constant increase in the population took along with it of the requirements enormous in infrastructures for the hospital city, public service, banks. It is today the 4th city of the northern area by its size and population it has vocation to continue to grow because of many company which settle there Coke, fanta etc… and soon perhaps also a similar industrial park has that of Manaus which will undoubtedly make to the population triplet and made again the investor as well as labor of another states of its airport you pouvée regoindre Cayenne, Fortaleza, Manaus, Recife, Sao shine and starting from Belem regoindre more big city of the country.
Macapá is bordered by the municipalities of Amapá, Cutias and Ferreira Gomes, in North, of Itaubal, in South-east, of Santana, with the South-west and of and Oporto Grande, in the North-West. It moreover is bathed by the delta of the the Amazon in South-east and by the Atlantic Ocean in the East. Ecuador passes on the extreme South of its territory.
Macapá comprises five districts:
Macapá (municipal seat);
- São Joaquim C Pacuí.
The local population has as an official language the Portuguese, but certain indigenous languages and French are often used. A language resulting from the creole French is also spoken there, the Lanc-patuá.
Economic activitiesThe mining extraction is the first activity of the city. It exports ores of Fer, gold and Manganèse, as well as Huile, skins and Poisson. There are rubber manufactures and cars.
- Vue satellite of the '' limits zero '' on the equator with Macapá on WikiMapia
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