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Manaus, Brazil Overview

The largest city in northern Brazil, Manaus occupies an area of 11,401.06 square kilometres, with a density of 144.4 inhabitants/km. It is the neighboring city of Presidente Figueiredo, Careiro, Iranduba, Rio Preto da Eva, Itacoatiara, Amazonas and Novo Airão.

Manaus is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil. It is situated at the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers. With a population of two million, it is the most populous city of Amazonas.

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 for “The City of the Margins of Black River”. On September 4, 1856 it returned to its original name.

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Manaus has a tropical monsoon climate according to the Köppen climate classification system, with more or less consistent temperatures all year round.