Roraimaball is the northernmost and least populated stateball of Brazil-icon.png Brazilball, located in the Amazon region. It borders the states of Amazonas-icon.png Amazonasball and Para-icon.png Paráball, as well as the nations of Venezuela-icon.png Venezuelaball and Guyana-icon.png Guyanaball.


History

Roraimaball was born as a 3ball, adopted by Kingdom of Portugalball, Brazilian Empireball and Brazilball. Since the beginnings of the 16th century, the region now considered the State of Roraimaball was disputed territory, because of its rich mineral reserves. It was sought by the Spain-icon.png SpanishPortugal-icon.png Portuguese, Netherlands-icon.png Dutch and UK-icon.png English until the beginning of the last century. But in 1943, together with a section from the state of Amazonas-icon.png Amazonasball, the Federal Government created the territory of Rio Brancoball, which became Roraimaball in 1962. In 1988, Roraimaball became a state by the decision of the National Congress. The name of the state was taken from Mount Roraima, whose name comes from the Pemon words “roroi” (“cyan”) and “ma” (“large”). One of the main archaeological site is the Pedra Pintada, Roraima, with ancient rock art and engravings.

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