Amazon River Facts - Did You Know About Amazon River

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Amazon River Facts

1. It is originates in the “high Andean mountains of Peru”

Amazon River Facts
2. The Amazon River in South America is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world and it also the longest river of world .
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3. The Amazon River provides 20% of the ocean’s fresh-water supply
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4. The Amazon River used to flow backwards.Up until the rise of this incredible mountainous border, the river flowed out into the Pacific Coast of South America. Remaining landlocked for nearly five million years, the relentless river finally found its ocean outlet once again, only this time, in the opposite direction straight into the Atlantic.
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5. The Amazon Rainforest famously hosts between 10% and 30% of the flora and fauna species on earth (and that’s just the ones we know about) representing one of the most biodiverse regions on our planet. Numerous tributaries of the Amazon River form an own ecosystem that supports over 400 different kinds of amphibians and over 2,000 different kinds of fish.

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6. There are no bridges built across the Amazon River.

7. The Amazon River has a hidden twin-river flowing below it.
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8. The Amazon Rainforest and River rely on the Sahara Desert for their very existence.

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9. The apex predator in the Amazon River, the Black Caiman, is also one of the most endangered wildlife of all.
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10. The Amazon river is the second longest river in the world, and the longest river in South America.

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11. The total length of the river is at least 6,992 kilometers Equal To 4,345 miles which makes it slightly longer than the Nile River 6853 kilometers but still the same as the distance between Bengaluru and Rome.
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12. Amazon River starts from Andes Mountains of Peru and flows from West to the East. It passes through Equador, Columbia, Venezuela, Bolivia and Brazil. Finally it falls in the Atlantic Ocean.
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13. Amazon River passes through Iquitos City of Peru, Leticia City of Columbia and Brazilian cities are Manaus, Obidos, Sentarem, Macapa, Parintins, Belem, and Tefe.

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14. Amazon River controls the ecosystem of Amazon Rainforest which is the largest rainforest in the world.
Amazon River Facts
15. The Sahara desert is indirectly responsible for much of the terrestrial life on earth.
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16. To understand this you should first familiarize yourself with the history of the region now called the Sahara Desert.
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17. Prior to this era the region was part of a vast sea called Tethys, which was closed and dried due to the tactonic movement that eventually formed the Mediterranean sea.
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18. These changes spanning over many millions of years have resulted in one of the most fertile lands ever found on earth, encapsulated in the most polished sand grains found in the Sahara.

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19. The Amazon rainforest has in turn long been recognized as a repository of ecological services not only for local tribes and communities, but also for the rest of the world. In supplying oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide, which inhibits the greenhouse effect. In terms of both size and biodiversity, it is also the sole rainforest that remains on Earth.

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