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Amazonas (Brazilian state)

Amazonas (Brazilian state)
Full nameAmazonas State
Native nameEstado do Amazonas
Native name langpt
Settlement typeState
Capital and Largest CityManaus
GovernorOmar José Abdel Aziz
Vice GovernorJosé Melo
Total Area606307.8 sq mi (1570745.7 km2)
Area rank1st
Total Population3480937 (15th) (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (26th) (0/sq mi)
Year2006 estimate
TotalR$ 69,166,000,000 (10th)
Per capitaR$ 23.043 (9th)
Category0.780 - medium (13th)
Other information
Time zoneUTC-4 (UTC-03)
- Summer (DST)Brazilian DST (UTC-02)
Postal Code69000-000 to 69290-000
69400-000 to 69890-000
ISO 3166 codeBR-AM

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Amazonas -ptamaˈzõnɐs) is a state of Brazil, located in the northwestern corner of the country. It is the largest Brazilian State by area and the 9th largest country subdivision in the world.

Neighbouring states are (from the north clockwise) Roraima, Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, and Acre. It also borders Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. This includes the department Amazonas in Colombia, as well as the Amazonas State, Venezuela, and the Loreto Region in Peru.

Amazonas is named after the Amazon River, and home to the highest mountain in Brazil, Pico da Neblina, a tepui which stands at 2994 m (9822.8 ft) above sea level.

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