Brazil is home to the city of Manaus, the capital center of the state of Amazonas. It is home to a port where seagoing ships call at its harbor. Many different industries serve as the backbone of Manaus economy. It is home to oil refineries, food processing plants, and textile companies. The Institute of Geography and History of Amazónka, as well as the university of the state, are also active.
The city was originally founded as a fortified fortification called San Jose do Rio Nigru. It received its present name in 1832. At the time of its elevation to city status in 1848, the name was changed again. But it was not until November 1856 that the city finally acquired its present name.
In the early years of the 20th century, thanks to the growth of the manufacture of cocoa, Manaus became widely known. At that time it was called “the Trail of Passage. It was one of the countrys richest cities. Opened in 1896, the Opera House brought many famous singers to the city. The theater was built by experts who had come from Europe in those days. The central part of the structure was built in the form of an harp. In modern times, the building was abandoned and reopened in 1996.
Till now, Manaus has retained many historic structures, in particular the harbor dock, which is analogous to the port of Brittany. The Courthouse was built using elements of the architectural French style. The municipal market was art nouveau in its time. In the era of the Catholic boom, Paul Pauls Palace of Nagru was created.
The history of the city, its history and its traditions, are told by the museums of several cities. The life of the indigenous inhabitants of local places is illustrated in the exhibits of the Indian Museum. A large collection of animal specimens are preserved at the Museum of Animal History in Amazonia. Documents from the Port Museum describe the construction of the port, which was founded in 1904. The present day Manaus is known as the center of ecological tourism.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 1,800,000 people
- GDP: $8,649 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 115V230V60Hz
- Internet: 10 Mbps
- Best wireless: Vivo
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Brazilians have a friendly reputation, but tipping is not a part of the culture. Restaurants: A 10% “servico” charge is often added to the bill. While there is no legal obligation to pay it, it’s customary to do so.
- Apartment listings: AirBnb
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Online electronics shop: Submarino
- Best short-haul air carrier: TAM
- Best intl air carrier: TAM
- Monthly costs for expat: $600
- Monthly costs for family: $1250
- Monthly costs for local: $350
- Meal: $4
- Small Cola: $0.8
- Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
- Coffee: $1.1
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