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Amazonas

(äməzō`nəs), state (1996 pop. 2,390,102), 604,032 sq mi (1,564,445 sq km), NW Brazil. The capital is ManausManaus
, city (1996 pop. 1,158,265), capital of Amazonas state, NW Brazil, on the Rio Negro. It is the chief commercial and cultural center of the upper Amazon region and an important river port, with floating docks that can accommodate oceangoing vessels, including cruise ships.
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Amazonas

a state of W Brazil, consisting of the central Amazon basin: vast areas of unexplored tropical rainforest. Capital: Manaus. Pop.: 2 961 801 (2002). Area: 1 542 277 sq. km (595 474 sq. miles)
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The Aldebaran Project, consists of approximately 10,000 hectares in southeastern Amazonas State between the famous colonial-era Tapajos and Juruena gold fields.
Investigation report on hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome cases at Itacoatiara municipality, Amazonas State.
microtis rats and the first HPS case in Amazonas State, with no etiologic identification so far, have been reported (3,9).
Wearing a local indigenous hat at a rally in Amazonas state, a largely jungle territory on the borders of Brazil and Colombia, Maduro compared Capriles and the opposition coalition to the enslaving Spanish occupiers.
Amazonas state justice secretary Lelio Lauria said: "We want to find out how on earth this could have happened, and how any prisoner could been able to access the internet.
Our delegation included Brazil's two Arts Olympiad winners: Artur Bezerra Mota Souza, 13, from Tocantins state, and Luan da Silva Teixeira,13, from Amazonas state.
A state of emergency has been declared in 25 towns as key waterways and rivers are left completely parched, the Amazonas state government said on Saturday.
Fewer than five agents are tasked with protecting wildlife in a jungle region covering the western two-thirds of Amazonas state, which is more than twice the size of Texas, according to the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), the enforcement arm of the Environment Ministry.
Have we created an enviable model of sustainable tourism here in Amazonas state and turned our capital Manans into a truly green city for the 21st century?
Although emphasizing the limited data, they concluded that it is similar to that from another localities of northern South America (Manaus, Amazonas State, Brazil; Santa Cecilia, Ecuador; French Guiana; Suriname), and different from that of Acre State (Brazil), Bolivia and Chaco in Argentina.
As a result of this initiative, Amazonas State has greatly increased the breadth of education, allowing effective, low-cost, large-scale and constant provision of high-quality secondary-level courses.