Macapa is a Brazilian city, capital of Amapa state. Located in the North Region, it is the only state capital that has no highway connections with other capitals. Also of interest is the fact that the north and south sections of the city are divided by the Equator. Fifth richest city in northern Brazil, the municipality stands alone, 2.85% of the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the region, Macapa is the third largest urban area in the North. The name Macapa is of Tupi origin and is a variation of "Macpaba", which means place of many bacabas, a palm tree native to the region, the bacabeira (scientific name 'Oenocarpus bacaba Mart.'). Before being named Macapa, the first name for the city was Nueva Andalucia Adelantado , officially granted by Charles V of Spain in 1544, in a concession to Francisco de Orellana, a Spanish navigator who was in the region.