By Amelia Meyer
Amapá is situated in the extreme north of Brazil, bordered by French Guiana, Suriname, the Atlantic Ocean, and Pará. This state has an area of 142 814.5 square kilometres or 55 141 square miles and is home to just under 700 000 people, whether natives of South America or having moved there from elsewhere in the world.
Its capital city, which is also its largest, is Macapá. This city is not accessible on foot or by road, and can only be reached by air or water.