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About the City of Macapá

Seal of MacapáSatellite view showing Macapá, capital of Amapá, one of the 26 Brazilian states. The city is located in the North Region of Brazil on the left bank of the Amazonas River, near the river's estuary. Next larger city is Belém, about 330 km south east of Macapá.

Equator Line Monument in Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
The Equator Line Monument in Macapá is one of several monuments around the world marking the fictive line which divides the Earth into the two Hemispheres, the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere.
Image: Jorge Andrade
The city began its existence with the construction of a Portuguese fortress named São José de Macapá in 1760th-80th, the first settlers were from the Azores. In 1988 the city became capital of Amapá state. Today the city has a population of about 400,000 people.

The largest city in Amapá lies on the equator and has a tropical monsoon climate with a lot of rain, (hence rainforest). The wet season starts in December and lasts until August. The annual average temperature is around 27° C.

Since the early 1990s the Free Trade Zone of Macapa/Santana offers business opportunities for its industry of mining, timber extraction, cattle ranching, fish farming, the cultivation of açaí palms, copal and medicinal plants.

The Map shows a city map of Macapá with expressways, main roads and streets and the location of Macapá Airport known as Alberto Alcolumbre International Airport (IATA Code: MCP) located about 3 km (2 mi) from Macapá city center.

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Local Time Macapá:
Saturday-June-3  05:39  
Brasilia Time (BRT): UTC/GMT -3 hours
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Macapá, Amapá, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 0°2′2″N 51°3′59″W
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