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Macapá

(məkəpä`), city (1996 pop. 214,197), capital of Amapá state, extreme N Brazil, on the Amazon River. Mining is central to its economy. It exports tin iron, gold, and manganese, as well as lumber, oil, animal pelts, and fish. Manufactures include rubber products and automobiles. Founded (1688) by military men in the vicinity of a fortress, Macapá grew very slowly until it became the capital of Amapá, which was created (as a federal territory) in 1944. The old fortress is now a regional museum.
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Leucistic adult specimen of Tropidurus hispidus found at Fortaleza de Sao Jose de Macapa, municipality of Macapa, Amapa state, Brazil.
m) Orla Macapa--Dinamica e Estrutura Biotica e Abiotica na Orla de Macapa, Municipio de Macapa, Amapa (Valdenira Ferreira dos Santos), coordenadora de projeto financiado pelo Instituto de Pesquisas Cientificas e Tecnologicas do Estado do Amapa (Iepa);
Hence the following study was carried out with the objective of identifying the prevalence of clinical, anthropometric and diet risk factors for the development of diabesity in primary students of public and private schools of the city of Macapa, Amapa, Brazil.
(1) Doutor, Embrapa Amapa, Rodovia JK, km 5, no 2600, 68903-419 Macapa, Amapa, Brasil.
(c.) Curso de Ciencias Farmaceuticas, Universidade Federal do Amapa, Macapa, Amapa, Brazil
Wild plant species were identified with identification keys and by comparison with specimens available at the Herbario Amapaense, the herbarium at the Amapa State Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (Macapa, Amapa, Brazil).
(1) Laboratorio de Ciencias dos Materiais, Programa de Pos-graduacao em Ciencias Farmaceuticas, Universidade Federal do Amapa, Macapa, Amapa, Brazil.
(d) Laboratorio de Pesquisa em Fdrmacos, Universidade Federal do Amapa, Macapa, Amapa, Brazil