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The Meeting of Waters: Rio Negro and Amazon River or Rio Solimões, Manaus, Brazil
The Meeting of Waters (Portuguese: Encontro das Águas) is the confluence between the dark-colored cool waters of the Rio Negro and the sandy-colored warm Rio Solimões, together they form the Amazon River.
Image: Nao Iizuka

About the City of Manaus

Seal of ManausSatellite view showing Manaus, capital of Amazonas, the largest of the 26 Brazilian states. The city is located in northern Brazil close to the place where the Rio Negro and the Solimões river merge, this is the point where the Amazon River officially begins.

Central Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Central Manaus short after sunset.
Image: União da Juventude Mestiça
The city was founded to the end of the 17th century as Fort of São José do Rio Negro. In 1832 the settlement known then as Lugar da Barra was elevated to town status and named Manaos. In 1848 the town became a city named 'Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro'.

Today Manaus is Brazil's 7th largest city with a population of about two million people. It is the commercial center of Amazonia, a large urban conglomeration amidst the wilderness of the Amazon region, which by the way, represents more than half of the planet's remaining rainforests. Access to the city is primarily by boat or airplane. Manaus is a major port even for some ocean-going vessels, despite the fact that it lies about 1,500 km west of the Atlantic Ocean.

The city is located in a tropical zone and has a monsoon climate with average temperatures in June, July of about 30° Celsius (88° F).

2014 FIFA World Cup
The city was one of the twelve host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Four group matches were held at the Amazonia Arena (official name: Arena da Amazônia).

The Map shows a city map of Manaus with expressways, main roads and streets. Zoom out to find the location of Manaus Airport known as Eduardo Gomes International Airport (IATA Code: MAO) located 13 km (8 mi) north west of the city center.

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Local Time Manaus:
Monday-April-22  09:43  
Amazon Time (AMT): UTC/GMT -4 hours
Daylight Saving Time starts on the 3rd Sunday of October and ends on the 3rd Sunday of February shifts time offset to UTC/GMT -3 hours.
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Google Earth: Searchable map/satellite view of the City of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.
City Coordinates: 03°06′0″S 60°01′0″W
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Amazonia Arena in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Arena da Amazônia (Amazonia Arena) in Manaus, Amazonas.
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