Area:1,577,820 km²
Inhabitants:2,150,000 (2000)
Pop. density:1.4 inh./km²
ISO 3166-2:BR-AM

Amazonas is the largest state of Brazil, located in the northern part of the country. Neighboring states are (from north clockwise) Roraima, Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Acre. It also borders Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. This includes the departement Amazonas, Colombia, as well as the state in Amazonas, Venezuela (it does not border Amazonas, Peru).

Other cities include:

  • Barcelos

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Flag
4 External links


Amazonas has a territory covered mostly by jungle, covering a vast area of Amazon Rainforest. The state is named after the Amazon River.


The state met an era of splendor in the late 1800s, at the highest of rubber production and exports.


The flag was adopted by law Nr. 1513 of January 14, 1982. The 25 stars in the topleft corner represent the 25 municipalities which existed on August 4, 1897. The bigger star represents the capital Manaus. The two horizontal white bars represent hope, while the red bar in the middle represents the struggles overcome.

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