Estado Amazonas

The Estado Amazonas is a state of Venezuela, which has a fifth of the area of the country, but has less than 1% of it's population. And half of the inhabitants are indigenous. The name is both easy to mix up with the Brazilian state of the same name, and actually wrong, as most of the state is drained by the Orinoco river, not the Amazonas river.

The state is, like the neighbour state Bolivar, part of the Guiana Shield, a craton which is composed of very old, Precambrian rocks. And like in Bolivar, there are numerous table mountains called tepuis.