Amazonas (Venezuelan state)

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State o Venezuela
Motto(s): Honor y Lealtad
(Spainyie for Honor an Lyalty)
Location within Venezuela
Location within Venezuela
Kintra Venezuela
Created 1994[c]
Caipital Puerto Ayacucho
 • Govrenor Liborio Guarulla (2005–2009)
 • Total 176,899 km2 (68,301 sq mi)
Aurie rank 2nt
  19.38% of Venezuela
Population (2007 est.)
 • Tot 142,200
 • Rank 24t
  0.3% o Venezuela
Time zone UTC-04:00
ISO 3166 code VE-Z
Emblematic tree Caucho (Hevea benthamiana)
^[c] Until this date, Amazonas had the status of Federal Territory.

Amazonas (Spaingie: Estado Amazonas, IPA: [esˈtaðo amaˈsonas]) is ane o the 23 states (estados) intae which Venezuela is dividit.

The state caipital is Puerto Ayacucho. The caipital till the early 1900s wis San Fernando de Atabapo. Although namit efter the Amazon River, maist o the state is drained bi the Orinoco. Amazonas State covers a total surface aurie o 176,899 km² an, in 2007, haed a population o 142,200. Its density is o 0.8 inhabitants per km².

Amazonas haes Venezuela's heichest proportion o indigenous fowks o Venezuela; these mak up anerlie aroond 1.5% o the population naitionwide, but the proportion is nearly 50% in Amazonas.[1]

Municipalities an Municipal Seats[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipality Caipital km² Pop Map
Alto Orinoco Municipality La Esmeralda 49.217 km² 14.222 hab. (2008) Venezuela - Amazonas - Alto Orinoco.svg
Atabapo Municipality San Fernando de Atabapo 25.062 km² 12.797 hab. (2007) Venezuela - Amazonas - Atabapo.svg
Atures Municipality Puerto Ayacucho 7.302 km² 91.386 hab (2007) Venezuela - Amazonas - Atures.svg
Autana Municipality Isla Ratón 12.291 km² 8.181 hab (2007) Venezuela - Amazonas - Autana.svg
Manapiare Municipality San Juan de Manapiare 32.042 km² 9.658 hab (2007) Venezuela - Amazonas - Manapiare.svg
Maroa Municipality Maroa 13.082 km² 8.181 hab (2005) Venezuela - Amazonas - Maroa.svg
Río Negro Municipality San Carlos de Río Negro 37.903 km² 9.658 hab (2007) Venezuela - Amazonas - Río Negro.svg
A river near Autana tepui in Amazonas.
The Tobogán de la Selva, near tae Puerto Ayacucho.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Van Cott (2003), "Andean Indigenous Movements and Constitutional Transformation: Venezuela in Comparative Perspective", Latin American Perspectives 30(1), p52

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

3°30′N 66°00′W / 3.500°N 66.000°W / 3.500; -66.000