Manaus is the capital of Amazonas state and the main financial center, corporate and economic development of Northern Brazil. It is a historical city and port located in the center of the largest rainforest in the world. It lies at the confluence of the rivers Negro and Solimões. It is one of the best known Brazilian cities worldwide, mainly for their potential for tourism and ecotourism, which makes the city the tenth largest tourist destination in Brazil. Manaus belongs to the middle region of the Amazonian Center and the microregion namesake. The city is noted for its architectural and cultural heritage with numerous temples, palaces, museums, theaters, libraries and universities. It is located in the far north, the 3,490 km of national capital, Brasilia. It is the most populous city in the Amazon and the Amazon, with a population of 1,832,423 inhabitants, according to estimates by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in 2011, and is the seventh most populous in Brazil and the 131 th most populous. The city gradually increased its participation in the Brazilian gross domestic product in recent years, rising to account for 1.4% of the country´s economy. In the ranking of the magazine America Economia, Manaus appears as one of the top 20 cities in the business in Latin America, ahead of the Latin countries as capital San Salvador, Caracas and La Paz Originally founded in 1669 with the fort of Sao Jose do Rio Negro, was elevated to town in 1832 under the name of Manaos, in honor of the Indian nation of Manaos, being legally transformed into a city on October 24, 1848 under the name City of Barra do Rio Negro. Only on September 4, 1856 returned to its current name. It became known in the early twentieth century, the heyday of rubber. At that time she was baptized as "Heart of the Amazon" and "Forest City". Currently its main economic engine is the Industrial Pole of Manaus. Ashore, the attractions are in the stately buildings of the late 19th century, a time when the capital prospered thanks to the Rubber Cycle. Art nouveau palaces spread across the center and well preserved home cultural spaces. Among them is the postcard from Manaus, the Amazon Theater. Opened in 1896, was attended by barons who crowded there watching shows European companies. Luxury and wealth are present even through the décor - chandeliers and Venetian masks are everywhere. After the natural and cultural immersion is the time to savor the typical cuisine of Amazonas. There are many good restaurants great pride in regional recipes, always with the fish as a highlight. The secret is up to each of the ingredients and seasonings such as tucupi, ginger and acai. To aid digestion, it pays to move in the district of Ponta Negra, surrounded by buildings, pedestrian streets, squares, sports, lively bars and river beach that is packed between the months of August and January, when it appears the strip of sand. Moreover, pay attention to the stations is essential to better enjoy the ride and the rides. From December to May, the rains do not give respite, flooding forests and streams. Already in September, the thermometer easy to reach 40 degrees.
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