Macapá

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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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A cross-sectional study was conducted in a representative sample of 1218 students aged between nine and 19 years, enrolled between the fifth and eighth grades in four elementary schools, two public and two private, in the city of Macapa, Amapa, Brazil. Data collection was carried out by researchers in the period between May and August 2009.
(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. (2) Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
(d) Laboratorio de Pesquisa em Fdrmacos, Universidade Federal do Amapa, Macapa, Amapa, Brazil