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Area: 1,577,820 km2
Important cities: Manaus, Manacapuru, Tefé, Parintins and Itacoatiara
Economy: minerals, eco-tourism, trading (there is a tax free zone in Manaus), fishing
Climate in Manaus, Amazonas
Important newspapers: A Crítica
Amazonas is the biggest Brazilian State in territory; Amazonas is bigger than most countries in the world.
The state was given the same name as the river Amazonas. In turn, the river was named so because of the legend of the Amazonas, a tribe of warrior women which lived in the forests surrounding the river.
Physical Geography Amazonas is hot and humid.
History Manaus once was one the largest cities in the world
Travel to Amazonas Culture and travel info about Amazonas, Manaus and region.
Economy and Infrastructure Economy is concentrated in extrativism.
More info and photos of Amazonas Other sites about Amazonas.
Latest News Recent information about the state of Amazonas.
Read also: The Amazon
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