Amazonas (Brazilian state)

state in the North Region of Brazil

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

Amazonas State
Estado do Amazonas
Flag of Amazonas State
Coat of arms of Amazonas State
Location of State of Amazonas in Brazil
Location of State of Amazonas in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°0′S 63°0′W / 5.000°S 63.000°W / -5.000; -63.000
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityManaus
 • GovernorWilson Lima (PSC)
 • Vice GovernorCarlos Almeida
 • Total1,570,745.7 km2 (606,468.3 sq mi)
 • Rank1st
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Total3,480,937
 • Rank15th
 • Density2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi)
  • Rank26th
 • Year2006 estimate
 • TotalR$ 69,166,000,000 (10th)
 • Per capitaR$ 23.043 (9th)
 • Year2006
 • Category0.780 – medium (13th)
Time zoneUTC-03 (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02 (Brazilian DST)
Postal Code
69000-000 to 69290-000
69400-000 to 69890-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-AM

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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Acre | Alagoas | Amapá | Amazonas | Bahia | Ceará | Espírito Santo | Goiás | Maranhão | Mato Grosso | Mato Grosso do Sul | Minas Gerais | Pará | Paraíba | Paraná | Pernambuco | Piauí | Rio de Janeiro | Rio Grande do Norte | Rio Grande do Sul | Rondônia | Roraima | Santa Catarina | São Paulo | Sergipe | Tocantins
Federal district: Distrito Federal