BIOMAT Institute for Advanced Studies of Biosystems
Manaus, AM - Brazil
25th - 30th, November
The State of Amazonas
The City of Manaus
Manaus was founded in 1669, at the site originally
known as Lugar da Barra (where the city lies today). In 1832
it was elevated to the category of village under the
name Nossa Senhora da Conceição da Barra do Rio Negro. It turned into a city
in 1848. It became the capital after Amazonas territory was elevated to
the category of province, which happened in 1850.
With the end of the rubber golden age in 1910, luxe and progress gave room to poverty. It was only after the creation of the Free Zone in 1967 that an industrial revolution started in the middle of the jungle creating a new cycle that brought back the splendor and all the gifts of modern life.
Population: 1,592,555 inhabitants (2004)
Urban area: 11,401 km²
Location: The urban area of Manaus is located between the coordinates 2º'57 and 3º10' South latitude and 59º53' and 60º07' West longitude.
Borders: Bordered to the North by the Municipality of Presidente Figueiredo; to the South by the Municipalities of Careiro and Iranduba; to the East by the Municipality of Rio Preto da Eva and Amatari; and to the West by the Municipality of Novo Airão.
Altitude: 25m above sea level.
Business and Shopping: Downtown businesses are open from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday and from 8am to 12pm on Saturdays. However, there are many shops that now offer extended hours. Shopping Centres are open every day of the week and close at 10pm.
Banks: Open from 9am to 3pm.
Voltage: 110 volts (some hotels use 220 volts).
International Calls: '00' + Dial Carrier Code + country + city code + number
Carrier Codes: Embratel
Exchange Rate: Brazilian's official currency is the Real (R$). The exchange rate is around 1 US$ (dollar) to R$ 2.12 (reais) and 1€ (euro) to R$ 2,62 (reais). Money can be exchanged at banks, exchange houses and at the International Airport Eduardo Gomes.
updated on 14/11/06 20:41