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Amazonas state

Geography          

about_amazonas_01The largest state in Brazil is Amazonas, which is bordered by Roraima, Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondônia, Acre, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela.

This state is situated in the northwest of this South American country.

As its name implies, this state is almost entirely covered by the Amazon Rainforest and enjoys the splendour of the massive Amazon River, which winds its way through Brazil, bringing with it an array of species from the plant and animal kingdoms. In addition, this area is notable for being the home of Brazil’s highest mountain, Pico da Neblina, which is 2 994 metres, or 9 823 feet, above sea level.

 

Climate

about_amazonas_02The average temperature varies very little by season, between 26–28 °C. The rainfall varies between 50 and 250 mm per month, averaging 2100 mm per year.

Most of the state is tropical rainforest climate a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season—all months have mean precipitation values of at least 60 mm. Its latitude is within five degrees of the equator—which is dominated by the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The equatorial climate is denoted.

 

Culture

about_amazonas_03The state also holds one of the greatest folkloric festivals of the country: Parintins Folklore Festival, which combines music, dance and all the cultural roots of the state, and the Amazonas Opera Festival.

Largest Cities

1   Manaus – Population   1.682.243

2   Parintins – Population   102.945

3   Itacoatiara – Population    87.970

International airport

Eduardo Gomes International Airport (MAO) in Manaus is like a small city in full development. Responsible for employing roughly 3,300 people, among employees of Infraero, public agencies, concession holders, airlines and auxiliary services, it has fully modern infrastructure. The airport has two passenger terminals, one for scheduled flights and the other for regional aviation. It also has three cargo terminals: Terminal I was opened in 1976, Terminal II in 1980 and Terminal III in 2004. Eduardo Gomes International Airport is Brazil’s third largest in freight movement, handling the import and export demand from the Manaus Industrial Complex.

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