Flanking Dom Pedro II Square and adjacent to the Palace of Liberty is Rio Branco Palace. For decades, White River Palace housed the State of Amazonas Legislative Assembly. This body moved out in 2000. Yet an office remains for the president to host official events. The majority of the structure is now a cultural center and museum. Most of the displays show the evolution of the Amazonas’ government since 1850. This state in northwest Brazil is geographically huge. Covering over 606 million square miles, Amazonas is equivalent to the 16th largest country by land mass.