Geography

Northern Region Capitals

Northern Region Capitals


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The capital of Acre (AC), Rio Branco, is known for its natural attributes and is therefore called the "Green City" or "Capital of Nature".

It is located on the banks of the Acre River and has a population of approximately 363,928 thousand inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Location of Rio Branco in Acre


Acre River, which cuts through the city


Partial view of Rio Branco

Macapa

Capital of Amapá (AP), Macapá is the largest city in the state and is located on the banks of the Amazon River, with a population of approximately 446 757 thousand inhabitants (IBGE / 2014).


Location of Macapá in Amapá


Night view of Macapa

Manaus

Capital of Brazil's largest state, Amazonas (AM), Manaus is located in the center of the Amazon Forest and has approximately 2,020,301 million inhabitants (IBGE 2014). In addition, it is considered the largest economic and financial center of the northern region.


Manaus location in the Amazon


Partial view of Manaus at night

Capital of the state of Pará (PA), Belém is considered the capital with the highest quality of life in the northern region and has a population of approximately 1,432,844 inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Location of Belém in Pará


View of the downtown area

Porto Velho

Capital of Rondônia (RO), Porto Velho is located on the banks of the Madeira River, bordering Bolivia and cities in other states of Brazil. Considered the most populous city in the state, Porto Velho has a population of approximately 494,013 thousand inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Location of Porto Velho in Rondônia


Aerial view of Porto Velho city and port area

Capital of Roraima (RR), Boa Vista is located on the banks of the Rio Branco, being the most populous municipality in the state, with a population of 314,900 inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Boa Vista Location in Roraima


Boa Vista Civic Center

Clapping

Capital of Tocantins (TO), Palmas is known as the "Youngest of Capitals" or the "Little Princess of Brazil", since this state is the youngest in Brazil. In addition, Palmas is the largest municipality in the state and has a population of 265,409 thousand inhabitants (IBGE 2014).


Location of Palmas in Tocantins


Night view of Palmas city