This state of Venezuela is surrounded with Bolivar, Columbia and Brazil. While Bolivar lies to the north of Amazonas, Brazil surrounds the eastern and southern part of Amazonas. In the western part lies the state of Columbia. Like the other states of Venezuela, Amazonas has a tropical climate with no distinct winters.
The state is home to around 80,000 people of various ethnic groups. Piaroa, Guajibo and the Yanamani are the three ethnic groups. Amazonas is stationed between the basin of the Orinoco and the Negro rivers. The Negro river is a tributary of the Amazon river and the Orinoco river, which originates from the Brazilian border. The basins of the Orinoco and the Negro river are linked by the Casiquire channel draining into the Amazon basin.
Amazonas, despite being the second largest state, is sparsely populated.