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

History

Roraimaball 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 SpanishPortugal-icon Portuguese, Netherlands-icon Dutch and UK-icon English until the beginning of the last century. But in 1943, together with a section from the state of Amazonas-icon Amazonasball, the Federal Government created the territory of Rio Brancoball, which became Roraimaball in 1962. In 1988, Roraimaball became a state by 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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