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(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.



(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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Cliffs has a 30% interest in the Amapa Iron Ore Project.
The authors thank Maria Julia Signoretti Godoy by supporting research on Bactrocera carambolae in the state of Amapa.
1) Universidade Federal do Amapa, Programa de Pos-Graduacao em Biodiversidade Tropical, Rodovia JK, km 4, 68902-280 Macapa, Amapa, Brazil
Also in Amapa (municipalities of Ferreira Gomes and Macapa), Jesus et al.
Zamin owns the Zamapa iron ore processing facility in Amapa, 50 per cent of the Susa iron project, Rio Grande Norte and the Greystone project, a large iron ore deposit in the south east of Bahia State.
From Sep 2010 and Apr 2011, wild fruits were collected in 14 of the 16 municipalities of Amapa (Fig.
The phylogenetic position of 12 additional isolates from Para (10), Amapa (1), and Mato Grosso (1) was not easily resolved (Figure 2), so relationships among these strains require further sequence analysis.
According to the book Tropical Timbers of the World, produced by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, in Mexico the tree is called amapa and in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica it is called cortez.
On the other hand, the project, Cachoeira Caldeirao, is expected to be developed on the Araguari River in the Brazilian state of Amapa and is estimated to start operations by 2017.
Species of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in a transect of the Amazonian Rainforest in Oiapoque, Amapa, Brasil.
Benefiting from a reservoir of around 50 kmA, it will be installed on the Araguari river, in Amapa State, in the northern region of Brazil.
The state of Amapa, where 33 species of Anastrepha have been reported to date, has been making substantial contributions to knowledge on Anastrepha species richness and their hosts in Amazonian ecosystems (Zucchi2008; Trindade & Uchoa 2011); and the list of known hosts is constantly increasing (Jesus et al.