Amazonas (Brazil)

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Amazonas State
Estado do Amazonas
State

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Location of State of Amazonas in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°0′S 63°0′W / 5°S 63°W / -5; -63Coordinates: 5°0′S 63°0′W / 5°S 63°W / -5; -63
Country  Brazil
Capital and Largest City Manaus
Government
 • Governor Omar José Abdel Aziz
 • Vice Governor José Melo
Area
 • Total 1,570,745.7 km2 (606,468.3 sq mi)
Area rank 1st
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Total 3,480,937
 • Rank 15th
 • Density 2.2161047/km2 (5.7396849/sq mi)
 • Density rank 26th
Demonym Amazonense
GDP
 • Year 2006 estimate
 • Total R$ 69,166,000,000 (10th)
 • Per capita R$ 23.043 (9th)
HDI
 • Year 2006
 • Category 0.780 – medium (13th)
Time zone UTC-4 (UTC-03)
 • Summer (DST) Brazilian DST (UTC-02)
Postal Code 69000-000 to 69290-000
69400-000 to 69890-000
ISO 3166 code BR-AM

Amazonas is the largest state of Brazil. It is in the North Region and borders Acre, Pará, Rondônia, Mato Grosso, and some countries of Latin America. Its main city is Manaus. In Amazonas is found the highest part of Brazil, the Pico da Neblina.

Its name was given because of the Amazons legend, and it is also the name of its major river, the second longest river in the world. Other rivers in Amazonas are Rio Juruá, Purus, Madeira, Rio Negro, Rio Içá, Rio Uaupés, and Rio Japurá.

The economy is based in mining, fishing, and industry.

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