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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Dumont spent approximately six weeks in Macapa, Brazil working with the Company's Brazilian legal counsel TozziniFreire Advogados ("Tozzini"), a Sao Paulo-based law firm with expertise in mining applications and licenses in an effort to secure the issuance of the Cupixi license.
The collected specimens are deposited in the Laboratorio de Entomologia at Embrapa Amapa, Macapa, Brazil.