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As the Amazonas State capital, Manaus Brazilis a city located in north-western part of the country, at the confluence of Amazon and Negro Rivers. As the principal port and hub of extensive waterway communications, the city houses a total estimated population of 2,000,000.
Although rubber manufacture was the principal industrial activity in Manaus Braziluntil 20th century, its importance declined with passing time. At present, Brazilian nuts and timber together with chemical industries, soap production and refining of petroleum have taken over the market considerably. Various cellular companies like Nokia, BenQ-Siemens, Sagem and Gradiente with their production units located in Manaus Braziloffer it huge economical supports.
Manaus Brazilaccessible through rail-road-water-air transports, has led to booming up of extensive travel and tourism industry. The Amazon Rain Forests with varied wildlife, the Teatro Amazonas opera house, the Bosque da Ciencia and Parque do Mindu forests, beach at Ponta Negra, the CIGS Zoo, Federal University of Amazonas - the earliest Brazilian federal university and Mercado Adolpho Lisboa - the oldest urban marketplace, are a handful of destinations attracting huge tourists from all corners of the world . Finally, it is world's largest 'Samba' festival which bestows an altogether distinct global recognition to Manaus Brazil.
Last Updated : February 20, 2014