The Amazon River Basin is the site of the largest rainforest in the world. Watershed, approximately the size of eight contiguous United States; The South American continent and includes parts of nine covers 40 per cent of the South American country: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname as well as French Guiana, a department of France. Environmental conditions of life and living in the past and still in the same place who are trying to reflects the effects of the tribe in the Amazon rainforest, seasonal forests, deciduous forests, floodplain forests, savannahs and consists of a mosaic of ecosystems and vegetation types including. We strongly recommend reading more of our article to confront the stunning facts about the Amazon River and rainforest…
* The source of the Amazon River is Lago Villafro in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
* The Amazon River is the most basic way of transportation for people, and many means of Transportation are produced, ranging from balsa rafts and drop-off canoes to hand-made wooden river craft and modern steel towing craft. All of this is a must for the tribes living there, for transportation.
* The Amazon is a large South American River located in the Amazon basin. It surrounds the Amazon rain forest and covers territories belonging to 9 countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
* Characterized by large forested areas that seep into every rainy season.
* It has the title of being the second-longest river in the world with approximately 6400 kilometres (4000 miles). The first is the Nile River in Africa.
* Because it is so large, it is sometimes called River Sea.
* The anaconda snake, one of the world’s most dangerous snakes, is found in shallow waters in the Amazon Basin.
* Vicente Yanez Pinzon became the first European to go to the waters in 1500. The first European to travel the length of the Amazon River was Francisco de Orellana, who left in 1542.
* The river has over 100 tributaries, 17 of which are more than 1,500 kilometres long. A tributary is a river or river that flows into the main river.
• The Amazon is home to a host of deadly animals: electric eel, flesh-eating Piranha fish, poison dart frogs, jaguars, snakes and severely damaging…
* The Amazon River is the home of the largest river dolphin species, the Amazon River dolphin (or boto).
* The Amazon has an incredibly rich ecosystem; there are about 40,000 species of plants, 1,300 species of birds, 3,000 species of fish, 430 mammals and 2.5 million different species of insects.
* One of the most notable fish found in the Amazon is pirarucu. (also known as arapaima or paiche). A dangerous meat-eating Pirarucu, it can grow to about 3 metres in length. And what makes it extra deadly? He has teeth on the top of his mouth and tongue.
* This area of immense natural beauty is often called’ lungs of the world’. The rich vegetation takes carbon dioxide from the air and releases oxygen because more than 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced by Amazon.
* Due to the thickness of the canopy (the upper branches and leaves of the trees), the Amazon floor is permanently dark. In fact, it takes about ten minutes for the water to fall to the ground when it rains.
* In terms of the amount of water, the Amazon is the largest river in the world. It discharges 7,831,000 cubic feet, or 209,000 cubic feet, every second.
* The total discharge performed by the Amazon River alone is greater than the total discharge of the 7 largest river areas taken together!
* The main source of the Amazon is the Uçayali-Apurímac river system, its main headquarters is the Carhuasanta glacial stream, which flows from Mount Nevado Mismi.
* 20% of the world’s freshwater entering the oceans comes from the Amazon. Freshwater entering the Atlantic from the Amazon River flows above the seawater as it is lighter. This clean water dilutes the salinity of seawater and changes the colour of the ocean surface. This colour change exceeds 1,000,000 square kilometres.
* The Amazon River is predictably large. Its width ranges from 1.5-10 km, but it can be several times more than that during the rainy season.