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A city of northwest Brazil on the Río Negro near its junction with the Amazon River. Founded in the 1660s, Manaus was a prosperous center of the wild-rubber trade in the late 1800s and today is the chief commercial hub of the upper Amazon basin.
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Manaus(Portuguese məˈnaus) or
(Placename) a port in N Brazil, capital of Amazonas state, on the Rio Negro 19 km (12 miles) above its confluence with the Amazon: chief commercial centre of the Amazon basin. Pop: 1 673 000 (2005 est)
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the capital of Amazonas, in NW Brazil, on the Negro River near its confluence with the Amazon. 611,763.
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