Amazonas (Brazil) facts for kids
Estado do Amazonas
Location of State of Amazonas in Brazil
|• Total||1,570,745.7 km2 (606,468.3 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||2.2161047/km2 (5.7396849/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||26th|
|• Year||2006 estimate|
|• Total||R$ 69,166,000,000 (10th)|
|• Per capita||R$ 23.043 (9th)|
|• 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, 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.
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.
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