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Amazonas is the name of four subnational entities in various South American nations. All are named after the Amazon River: South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... The Amazon River (occasionally River Amazon; Spanish: Río Amazonas, Portuguese: Rio Amazonas) of South America is one of the two longest rivers on Earth, the other being the Nile in Africa. ...


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SPACE.com -- Brazil's Amazonas Satellite Reaches Space (436 words)
Amazonas was built by France's EADS Astrium for the telecommunications firm Hispamar, a Brazilian subsidiary of Hispasat in Spain.
Amazonas carries 36 Ku-band transponders and 27 C-band transponders designed to expand Spanish-speaking telecommunications from the basic television broadcasting to include Internet, corporate communications and broadband applications.
The successful Amazonas launch marked the third Proton launch for ILS in 2004 and the seventh successful flight overall this year.
Amazonas (Venezuela) - Search Results - MSN Encarta (111 words)
Amazonas has an area of 180,145 sq km (69,554 sq mi).
Amazonas (state, Brazil), largest state of Brazil, with an area of 1,577,820 sq km (609,200 sq mi).
Amazonas (Colombia), department in the southern part of the republic of Colombia, covering 109,665 sq km (42,342 sq mi) and having a common boundary...
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