Amapá

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Amapá
State
Flag of Amapá
Flag
Coat of arms of Amapá
Coat of arms
Location of State of Amapá in Brazil
Location of State of Amapá in Brazil
Coordinates: 1°N 52°W / 1°N 52°W / 1; -52Coordinates: 1°N 52°W / 1°N 52°W / 1; -52
Country  Brazil
Capital and largest city Macapá
Government
 • Governor Waldez Góes (PDT)
 • Vice Governor Papaléo Paes (PP)
 • Senators João Capiberibe (PSB)
Davi Alcolumbre (DEM)
Randolfe Rodrigues (REDE)
Area
 • Total 142,814.585 km2 (55,141.020 sq mi)
Area rank 18th
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 750,912
 • Rank 26th
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
 • Density rank 23rd
Demonym(s) Amapaense
GDP
 • Year 2012
 • Total R$ 10,420,000,000 (25th)
 • Per capita R$ 14,915.00 (15th)
HDI
 • Year 2014
 • Category 0.747 - high (12th)
Time zone BRT (UTC-3)
Postal Code 68900-000 to 68999-000
ISO 3166 code BR-AP
Website ap.gov.br

Amapá is one of the states of Brazil. It is in the far north, bordering French Guiana in the north. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south and west is the Brazilian state Pará.

The state is mostly covered by rainforest. The state is known for producing iron and other metals.

Amapá has only been a Brazilian state since 1988.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2014 Brazilian Population Estimates" (PDF). IBGE. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 


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