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(mänous`), city (1996 pop. 1,158,265), capital of Amazonas state, NW Brazil, on the Rio Negro. It is the chief commercial and cultural center of the upper Amazon region and an important river port, with floating docks that can accommodate oceangoing vessels, including cruise ships. Surrounded by jungle, Manaus is the only major city in a c.600-mi (1000-km) radius. Founded in 1669, Manaus grew slowly until the late 19th cent., when the wild-rubber boom brought prosperity and short-lived splendor. In recent years, Manaus has regained importance because of renewed interest in the Amazon basin and its preservation, with accompanying ecotourism, and because of the discovery of oil nearby. The city is now the seat of several organizations dealing with Amazonian problems, is a free port, and has an international airport. Its manufactures include electronics, chemical products, and soap; there are distilling and ship construction industries. Manaus also exports Brazil nuts, rubber, jute, and rosewood oil. It has a cathedral, opera house (with an $8 million renovation completed in 1990), zoological and botanical gardens, an ecopark, and regional and native peoples museums.

Manaus

 

a city in northern Brazil; capital of the state of Amazonas. Population, 312,200 (1970; including suburbs). Manaus is a major port on the Negro River, near its influx into the Amazon. It is accessible to seagoing vessels and has an airport. Manaus is an important trade and export center; exports include valuable lumber, rubber, articles made of crocodile skin, Brazil nuts, rosewood oil, and medicinal plants. The principal industrial activities are woodworking, rubber processing, petroleum refining, and the production of jute, leather, and various foods and condiments. The city has a botanical garden and is the site of the National Institute of Amazon Researches.

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a port in N Brazil, capital of Amazonas state, on the Rio Negro 19 km (12 miles) above its confluence with the Amazon: chief commercial centre of the Amazon basin. Pop.: 1 673 000 (2005 est.)
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