Mazagão

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For other uses, see El Jadida.
For the island in Mumbai, see Mazagaon.
Mazagão
Municipality
Município de Mazagão
Official seal of Mazagão
Seal
Mazagão in the state of Amapá
Mazagão in the state of Amapá
Mazagão is located in Brazil
Mazagão
Mazagão
Mazagão in the state of Amapá
Coordinates: 00°06′54″S 51°17′20″W / 0.11500°S 51.28889°W / -0.11500; -51.28889
Country Brazil Brazil
Region North
State Bandeira do Amapá.svg Amapá
Area
 • Land 13,131 km2 (5,070 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 17,032
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)

Mazagão (Portuguese: Município de Mazagão) is a municipality located in the south of the state of Amapá in Brazil. Its population is 17,030 and its area is 13,131 square kilometres (5,070 sq mi).[1]

The city was named after the Portuguese colony Mazagão in North Africa, now El Jadida, which the Portuguese abandoned in 1769 after some 250 years of occupation. Many of its inhabitants were evacuated to Brazil, where they founded a new settlement Nova Mazagão (0°12′59″S 51°25′55.6″W / 0.21639°S 51.432111°W / -0.21639; -51.432111), now known as Mazagão Velho.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mazagão" (in Portuguese). Macapá, Amapá, Brazil: Governo do Estado do Amapá. 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Arqueologia de Mazagâo Velho". Site of the Department of Archaeology of the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Retrieved 2013-02-20.  (in Portuguese; the coordinates are under the image of the map of Brazil on the page; to see them pass your cursor over the image)