Amazonas (Venezuelan state)


Amazonas (Venezuelan state)

VenezuelanState New
name = Amazonas



image_coa = Escudo_amazonas.gif
state_motto = Honor y Lealtad
(Spanish for Honor and Loyalty)



date_creation = 1994 ¹
capital = Puerto Ayacucho
area = 180,145
area_percentage = 19,38
area_percentage_rank = 2nd
population = 142,200
year_estimate = 2007
population_percentage = 0,3
population_percentage_rank = 24th
emblematic_tree = Caucho
binomial_name = Hevea benthamiana
ISO_code = VE-Z
governor = Liborio Guarulla
mandate_start = 2005
mandate_end = 2009
website = http://www.amazonas.gob.ve
website_name = Gobernación del Estado Amazonas
footnotes = ¹ Until this date, Amazonas had the status of Federal Territory.

Estado Amazonas is one of the 23 states "(estados)" into which Venezuela is divided.

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 180,145 km² and, in 2007, had a population of 142,200. Its density is of 0.8 habitants per km².

Municipalities and Municipal Seats

# Alto Orinoco (La Esmeralda)
# Atabapo (San Fernando de Atabapo)
# Atures (Puerto Ayacucho)
# Autana (Isla Ratón)
# Manapiare (San Juan de Manapiare)
# Maroa (Maroa)
# Río Negro (San Carlos de Río Negro)

See also

* States of Venezuela

See also

* [http://www.amazonas.gob.ve/ Gobernor's page]


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