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Manaus Travel Guide, Brazil

Manaus is the capital city for State of Amazonas and has highest population when compared to other cities in Amazonia, Brazil. The city is situated on the sides of the Black River (called as Rio Negro in local language) and is good for ecological tourism due to its natural beauties.

Porta Negra beach is the most popular attraction of the city. Manáo (Mother of gods) is historically attached to an Indian village and they are the largest ethical group of the city.

The city has touches of European as the rubber exporters hired thousands of architects from Europe in the year 1890. The city of Manaus was the very first in Brazil to be gifted with electricity, drainage system, sewer system, and water treatment etc. Manaus Opera House was the best and oldest in Brazil, it was inaugurated over hundred years ago. First Brazilian University was founded in this city in 1909. Some of the public buildings were brought in from England and Floating Harbor, built to restrict the tidal water of rivers.

Manaus after becoming free zone in the year 1967, took advantage of the financial incentives to become the biggest industrial city on the Equator.  Motorcycles, bicycles, watches, eyeglasses, clocks, electronic appliances etc. are the major small scale or large scale industries for the city of Manaus.

This is a beautiful city due to its Investment system in modern infrastructure. Big mobile companies like Nokia, BenQ, Sagem, Siemens etc have manufacturing plants here in Manaus. Also Sony, LG, Samsung have manufacturing plants in this city.

The city has a busy cultural calendar for the whole year. Amazonas Carnival in February, Ponta Negra’s Music Festival in May, Folklore Festival of Amazonas in June, Amazonas Jazz Festival in July,  Anniversary for the city of Manaus in October, Film Festival of Amazonas in November, and New Years Party of Ponta Negra in December.

Manaus International Airport appears to be a small city in itself and it has completely modernized infrastructure. The airport has 2 terminals for passengers and 3 terminals for cargo. There are 2 national highways that connect the city with the rest of Brazil. BR-174 is highway from Biovista to Manau and BR-319 is highway from Porto Velho to Manaus. Some other connecting roads are BR-226, BR-153, and BR-010.

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