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Amapá

(əməpä`), state (1991 pop. 373,994), 53,013 sq mi (137,304 sq km), extreme N Brazil, bounded on the N by French Guiana and the Atlantic Ocean. Macapá is the capital. Fishing is an important activity in Amapá; nuts and timber are produced.

Amapa

 

(1) Amapa Territory is an administrative unit in northeast Brazil. Area, 140,300 sq km. Population in 1967, 103,000. Administrative center, Macapa. Amapa is primarily a plain, covered with tropical rain forests. Its chief products are hardwood, Brazil nuts, and hevea sap; there are manganese deposits.

(2) Amapa is a major area of manganese ore deposits in Amapa Territory, Brazil. The ore has a manganese content of 46 percent and more. Almost half of the stocks of the exploiting company belong to the US concern Bethlehem Steel Corporation. A railroad connects Amapa and the port Macapa.

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Great Panther operates three mines including the Tucano Gold Mine in Amapa State, Brazil, and two primary silver mines in Mexico: the Guanajuato Mine Complex and the Topia Mine.
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The reduced number of published studies on gelatinous plankton at the Amazon may be explained by the lack of specialists in the region and by the influence of the Amazon River plume, generating a saline barrier along the Para and Amapa states coast, mainly after the rainy season (Molleri et al., 2010; Bernardes et al., 2012).
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(Alliance News) - Cadence Minerals PLC on Friday said its judicial restructuring plan to recover and restart operations at the Amapa iron ore project in Brazil has been approved.