In 1738 a Portuguese military detachment was stationed in Macapá, and on February 4, 1758 Sebastião Veiga Cabral founded the town of São José de Macapá, under the authority of the governor of Pará, Francisco Xavier de Mendonça Furtado.
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Macapa is the fifth wealthiest city in northern Brazil, the municipality stands alone, 2.85% of the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region. The city alone accounts for 60% of the population of state of Amapá and 3.50% of the population of the entire northern region of Brazil. With an area of 6563 km ², the population density of Macapá is approximately 60.62 inhabitants per km ². Macapá stands out, among the majority of Brazilian cities, by rapid economic growth seen in its population.
Pray for visible results of city transformation.
Pray for greater networking among Churches and mission organizations.
Pray for effective evangelistic methods.