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Amapá

Amapa
Administration
Full nameState of Amapá
Native name langpt
Settlement typeState
CountryBrazil
Government
Capital and Largest CityMacapá
GovernorCamilo Góes Capiberibe
Vice GovernorDora Nascimento de Souza
Geography
Total Area55126.4 sq mi (142814.585 km2)
Area rank18th
Demography
Total Population668689 (26th) (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (24th) (0/sq mi)
DemonymAmapaense
GDP
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$ 5,260,000,000 (25th)
Per capitaR$ 8,543 (14th)
Year2005
Category0.780 - medium (12th)
Other information
Time zoneBRT (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST)BRST (UTC-2)
Postal Code68900-000 to 68999-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-AP

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Amapá (-ptamaˈpa) is one of the states of Brazil, located in the extreme north, bordering French Guiana and Suriname to the north. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south and west is the Brazilian state of Pará. Perhaps one of the main features of the state is the River Oiapoque, as it was once considered the northernmost point of Brazil. The river's estuary is at the extreme north of the Brazilian coast, and it is often used to describe the remote points of Brazil. The dominant landscape of the region-90 percent of the total area-is the huge Amazon Rainforest. Unexplored forests occupy 70 percent of its territory. Another attraction is the equator, which divides not only the state but also the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The only way to reach the state's capital and largest city Macapá is by boat or airplane.


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