Place:Amazonas, Venezuela

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NameAmazonas
Alt namesAmazonassource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Estado Amazonassource: Wikipedia
TypeState
Coordinates3.5°N 66°W
Located inVenezuela
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Amazonas is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided. It covers nearly a fifth of the area of Venezuela, but has less than 1% of Venezuela's total population.

The state capital is Puerto Ayacucho. The capital until the early 1900s was San Fernando de Atabapo. Although named after the Amazon River, most of the state is drained by the Orinoco. Amazonas State covers a total surface area of 176,899 km² and, in 2007, had a population of 142,200. Its density is of 0.8 inhabitants per km².

Amazonas has Venezuela's highest proportion of indigenous peoples of Venezuela; these make up only around 1.5% of the population nationwide, but the proportion is nearly 50% in Amazonas.

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