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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.
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(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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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).
The Enterococcus durans has been exclusively isolated from fruits directly harvested from the tree in the Amapa state, as we previously reported, probably associated to the nut maturation (34).
Concurrently with the outbreak in FSA, chikungunya cases were detected in Oiapoque municipality (10), Amapa State (northern Brazil bordering French Guiana); these cases were caused by the Asian genotype (genotype determined by nearly complete genome sequencing using an Ion Torrent sequencer).
Fish contamination and human exposure to mercury in Tartarugalzinho River, Amapa State, Northern Amazon, Brazil: A screening approach.
(SeeNews) - Nov 13, 2012 - Brazil's federal power holding company Eletrobras (SAO:ELET3) and the government of local Amapa state yesterday signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the federalisation of Amapa's debt-laden electricity distributor CEA.
When prepared in unclean conditions this drink could be contaminated, as documented in a similar outbreak in Amapa state (24).
One such unit was founded in 1997 by Brazil's Amapa state: the 32-family Rio Iratapuru Sustainable Development Reserve, located at the mouth of the Iratapuru river, a tributary of the Jari River.