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Search+Archives&as_epq duty+free&as_oq &as_eq &as_user_ldate &as_user_hdate &lr &as_src &as_price p0&as_scoring a title Google Nieuws publisher date accessdate 2013-03-26 Geography The largest city in northern Brazil, Manaus occupies an area of , with a density of 144.4 inhabitants km². It is the neighboring city of Presidente Figueiredo, Careiro, Iranduba, Rio Preto da

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(Brazilian state) AM - Atlético Rio Negro Clube On 21 December 2010, it was reported that Jardel signed a one-year deal with Atlético Rio Negro Clube from Manaus, Amazonas (Amazonas (Brazilian state)). birth_date '''Antônio Reginaldo Pizzonia Júnior''' (born September 11, 1980 in Manaus) is a Brazilian racing driver who has raced

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Vegetation thumb Aerial view of the Amazon Rainforest (File:Amazon CIAT (4).jpg), near Manaus The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world. Wet tropical forests are the most species-rich biome, and tropical forests in the Americas are consistently more species rich than the wet forests in Africa and Asia. Turner, I.M. 2001. ''The ecology of trees in the tropical rain forest''. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 0-521-80183-4 As the largest tract of tropical rainforest in the Americas, the Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. More than one-third of all species in the world live in the Amazon Rainforest. Amazon Rainforest, Amazon Plants, Amazon River Animals Green areas Despite being located in the Amazon, Manaus has few green areas. The largest green areas of the city are: * '''Park of Mindu''' is located in the center-south of the city, the district Park 10, the Park of Mindú is now one of the largest and most visited parks of the city. It was created in 1989. * '''Park of Bilhares''' was established in 2005. It is located in the south-central region of Manaus, in the neighborhood of Plateau. * '''Area of the green hill of Aleixo''' was created in the 1980s. It is located in the east of the city and is one of the largest urban green areas. * '''Park Sumaúma''' is a state park located in the north of Manaus, in the district New Town. It is the smallest state park of the Amazon. * The Adolfo Ducke Forest Reserve (Ducke Adolfo Ducke Forest Reserve). Demographics thumb Amazon Opera House (File:Manaus-AM.jpg) thumb right Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra (File:Amazonas Philharmonic.JPG) According to the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) of 2012, there were 1,861,906 people residing in the city, and 2,283,906 people residing in the Metropolitan Region of Manaus. The population density was WikiPedia:Manaus commons:Manaus

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" - The title character, Florencia Grimaldi, is a famous opera soprano returning to her homeland to sing at the opera house in Manaus with the hope that her performance shall attract her lover Cristóbal, a butterfly hunter who has disappeared into the jungle. She boards the steamboat ''El Dorado'' for a trip down the Amazon River, along with several passengers who are traveling to hear her sing. The passengers, however, are unaware of her identity. One of them

the most famous opera divas and maestros. Regular guided tours in English. There are frequent free performances; be sure to arrive at least an hour in advance to secure a seat *'''Mercado Municipal'''. n n Rua dos Barés, ''+55 92'' 3234-8441. Every day, 8AM-10PM. The city's main market is modeled after the Les Halles market in Paris. * WikiPedia:Manaus commons:Manaus

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manufacturing facilities located at Salo (Salo, Finland), Finland; Manaus, Brazil; Cluj, Romania; Beijing and Dongguan, China; Komárom, Hungary; Chennai, India; Reynosa (Reynosa, Tamaulipas), Mexico; and Masan, South Korea.

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: the "Meeting of the Waters." Legend has it that they never mix. Understand The wealth of the primeval forest becomes visible first of all in the architecture of the city. The city enriched and the rubber barons afforded the biggest luxury from Europe, a copy the Grand Opera de Paris - the ''Teatro Amazonas''. Other monuments from this epoch are the ''Mercado Municipal'', a copy of the famous market halls Les Halles in Paris, and the arts center ''Palacio Rio Negro'', located among fascinating Portuguese façades. Today Manaus is a foreign trade zone. Foreign enterprises pay no import duties here, guaranteeing a certain income for the city and the region. Electronics, wood industry and oil refineries have settled in the outskirts in industrial areas. The harbour is the most important trading center for the care of the city with regional, national and international products. 300px thumbnail Manaus (File:Vista central de Manaus (AM).jpg) The city is pleasant and friendly, although quite hot, and is still a major port, and a good starting point for river tours. The Rio Negro (northern) branch of the Amazon is the color of strong tea, peaty brown and its comparative acidity means few mosquitoes. At Manaus the Amazon rises and falls almost twenty meters between seasons. In May and June it's at its peak, full and very wide, spreading way out into the trees. In November and December it's low; still massive but with sandbars. Get in By plane The airport is some 15 km by road from the city centre. A taxi will set you back 65 reais (fixed price). Manaus is about 2200 km from São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro which takes about four hours by air. From North America, it's much faster if you go direct without backtracking via SP or Rio. From Europe, you first have to go North Central America (which is too far west) or SP Rio (too far south), so both ways are about the same distance. * American Airlines has one flight daily direct Miami in a Boeing 737-800. * TAM and United Airlines are flying once daily direct Miami - Manaus which takes less than 5 hours in a Boeing 767-300. * Copa Airlines also does Miami-Manaus via Panama in an Embraer 190. * Azul Airlines has direct flights to Campinas. * GOL flies nonstop from Rio (6 days a week, except Saturday), São Paulo (2x daily) and Brasilia (3x daily). * TAM has direct flights to Belem, Brasilia, Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santarem * TRIP has direct flights to Belem, Belo Horizonte, Porto Velho and other municipalities in northern Brazil. By boat Manaus is a major destination for boats on the Amazon River. From Belém on the Atlantic Coast, it takes about five days. Boats go to Porto Velho two-three times per week. Tabatinga on the border with Colombia can also be reached by boat from Manaus, with connections further on to Iquitos in Peru. To save a few hours on your way to Colombia or Peru, you can take a boat from Manacapuru instead. By bus Due to road conditions, there is very little (if any) long-distance bus service originating from major cities in Brazil. There are daily buses to Boa Vista in the north and to destinations in Venezuela. The bus from Caracas in Venezuela takes about 36 hours, but it is air-conditioned, has comfortable reclining seats and a toilet. See thumb 300px Teatro Amazonas (File:Manaus Opera House.jpg) * WikiPedia:Manaus commons:Manaus

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Amazonas Opera House The Amazonas Opera House, inaugurated in 1896, has 700 seats and was constructed with bricks brought from Europe, French (France) glass and Italian (Italy) marble. Several important opera and theater companies, as well as international orchestras, have already performed there. The Theater is home to the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra which regularly rehearses and performs there along with choirs, jazz bands, dance performances and more. ref

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and urbanized lately. There are also many private clubs that can be visited. Meeting of Waters WikiPedia:Manaus commons:Manaus

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chalets on black water *Parintins – boi festival in June *Mauês – guaraná festival *Jau National Park - Jungle expeditions leave Manaus for this huge park near Novo Airão. The Park is a World Heritage site (UNESCO World Heritage List) and stands out in the state of Amazonas. * Rainforest ours for '''Mamori River''' and '''Mamirauá''' south of the city near the Amazonas river reached by the Transamazônica road. Jungle Accommodation Areas near Manaus that offer lodging

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, to the point where it is often called gutta-balatá) from the Içá area are shipped to Manaus, Brazil. thumb right The Project is located near Manaus (Image:Manaus-Amazon-NASA.jpg) The '''Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project''', originally called the '''Minimum Critical Size of Ecosystems Project''' Quammen, p. 454 is a large-scale ecological (ecology) experiment looking at the effects of habitat fragmentation on tropical rainforest


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The city was founded in 1693-94 as the Fort of São José do Rio Negro. It was elevated to a town in 1832 with the name of "Manaus", an altered spelling of the indigenous Manaós peoples, and legally transformed into a city on October 24, 1848, with the name of ''Cidade da Barra do Rio Negro'', Portuguese (Portuguese language) for "The City of the Margins of Black River". On September 4, 1856 it returned to its original name. About Manaus

Manaus is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and access to the city is primarily through boat or airplane. This isolation helped preserve both the nature as well as the culture of the city. The culture of Manaus, more than in any other urban area of Brazil, preserves the habits of Native Brazilian tribes. The city is the main entrance to visit the fauna and flora of the Brazilian Amazon. Few places in the world afford such a variety of plants, birds, insects, and fishes. Manaus Guide

It was known at the beginning of the century, as ''"Heart of the Amazon"'' and ''"City of the Forest"''. Heart of The Amazon and City of the Forest Currently its main economic engine is the Industrial Pool of Manaus, the famous Free Economic Zone. The city has a free port and an international airport. Its manufactures include electronics, chemical products (Chemicals), and soap; there are distilling and ship construction industries. Manaus also exports Brazil nuts, rubber, jute and rosewood oil. It has a cathedral, opera house, zoological and botanical gardens, an ecopark and regional and native peoples museums. Manaus - The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. 2013

With a population of 2 million people in 2014, Manaus is the most populous city in the Brazilian Amazon area and the 7th most populous (List of largest cities in Brazil) in the country. Manaus tem população estimada em 1,9 milhão de habitantes, diz IBGE Located on the north bank of the Negro River, 11 miles (18 km) above the meeting of the rivers where the Negro merges with the Solimões, Manaus is 900 miles (1,450 km) inland from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the hub of tourism for the rivers, the jungle lodges and the river cruises. Manaus Go South America

The Solimões and Negro rivers meet in Manaus and join to form the Amazon River (using the Brazilian definition of the river; elsewhere, Solimões is considered the upper part of the Amazon). Rubber made it the richest city in South America during the late 1800s. Rubber also helped Manaus earn its nickname, the ''"Paris of the Tropics"''. Many wealthy European families settled in Manaus and brought their love for sophisticated European art, architecture (European architecture) and culture (European culture) with them. Manaus is also a duty-free zone, which has encouraged development in the region. Manaus, Brazil - Amazon River

Manaus was one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It was the only host city in the Amazon rainforest and the most geographically isolated, being further north and west than any of the other host cities.

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