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# Amazonas (Brazilian state)

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Location of State of Amazonas in Brazil
Coordinates: 5°0′S 63°0′W﻿ / ﻿5.000°S 63.000°W
Country Brazil
Capital and Largest CityManaus
Government
• GovernorWilson Lima (PSC)
• Vice GovernorCarlos Almeida
Area
• Total1,570,745.7 km2 (606,468.3 sq mi)
Area rank1st
Population
(2010 census)[1]
• Total3,480,937
• Rank15th
• Density2.2161047/km2 (5.7396849/sq mi)
• Density rank26th
GDP
• Year2006 estimate
• TotalR$69,166,000,000 (10th) • Per capitaR$ 23.043 (9th)
HDI
• 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
Websiteamazonas.am.gov.br

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.

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

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