Amapa, Brazil Genealogy

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The area of Amapá was disputed over from the 16th century until the early 20th century. the course of history. While originally a part of Brazil, the area was overrun by the French in the 18th century, until the 20th century. Finally in 1900 Commision of Geneva ceded the area as a territory of Brazil, which was originally incorporated into the State of Para until 1943 when Amapá became a federal territory. Amapá did not gain statehood until October 5, 1988.