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ID: 1001826
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Amazonas (state)  Amazonas (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 05 00 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -5.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 063 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -63.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Largest of nation's states, but is the most thinly populated; occupies greatest portion of Amazon rain forest; warm & humid year-round; local fauna includes monkeys & several varieties of tropical birds & reptiles; populated by various Amerindian groups.

Names:
Amazonas (preferred,C,V)
Estado do Amazonas (C,V)
Amazonas, Estado do (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of South America (continent)  ....  South America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Brazil (nation)  ........  Brazil (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Norte (region (geographic))  ............  Norte (region (geographic)) (P)
Hierarchy of Amazonas (state)  ................  Amazonas (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, C)  ............  since 1889
first level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
jungle (C)
province (H)  ............  from 1852-1899

Sources and Contributors:
Amazonas..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 315
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Amazonas, Estado do..........  [VP]
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Estado do Amazonas..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 315
..................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 27 January 2014
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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