Thursday, November 3, 2011



Amazon is the largest river in the world with so many sizes, volume of water it carries to the sea (about 20% of all freshwater dirt into the sea), land area that flows into it, and the length and width. This is one of the longest river in the world and, depending on who you talk to, is anywhere between 6259 km / 3903 mi and 6712 km / 4195 mi long.

Amazon River (Spanish: Río Amazonas, Portuguese: Rio Amazonas) is a river in South America which is the world's second longest river - the Nile River in Africa is the longest. Amazon River has the greatest total flow of any river, carrying more than the Mississippi River, the Nile, and Yangtze combined. Amazon also has the largest peraliran system of the entire river system. Although the longest river Nile, but Amazon could be considered "powerful" (as seen from the amount of water flowing per second).

The amount of fresh water being released into the Atlantic Ocean is enormous: 184,000 m³ per second (6.5 million ft ³) in the rainy season. Amazon's flow is one-fifth of the total freshwater entering the sea around the world. The water in the sea near this river has a low salt content up to hundreds of miles away.

The main river (usually having one to six miles wide) is navigable for large ocean steamers to Manaus, nearly 800 miles up the river from the mouth. Smaller ships, weighing 3,000 tons [1] and 5.5 m (18 ft) draft [2] can reach as far as Iquitos, 3700 miles (2,300 miles) from the sea. Smaller riverboats can reach 780 km (486 miles) further up Achual Point. Through from there, only small boats can go up to Pongo de Manseriche, above Achual Point.

This river takes water from the coordinates 5 ° N to 20 ° S latitude. The most distant sources are found in the inter-Andean plateau, a short distance away to the Pacific Ocean, and after a distance of 7200 km (4,800 miles) through the interior of Peru and across Brazil, it enters the Atlantic Ocean at the equator.

Facts Amazon River

So, how Amazon could become so big? The first reason relates to its location - right on the equator. Around the "belt line" of the earth lies warm, tropical zone where more than 400 in/1016cm rain falls each year. That on average for more than an inch (3 centimeters) of rain, every day! Many fell to the ground water around the river, the so-called "Amazon River drainage basin".

A good way to understand what the drainage basin is the thinking of the entire northern half of the continent of South America as a shallow dish or saucer. Every time it rains and the ground anywhere in the watershed was all ran to the lowest place in the pot, which happens to the Amazon River. Sheer volume of rain in the Amazon jungle, and the slope of land around it, combine to create a large river, known as the Amazon.

So that I can write about the AMAZON River which became the subject of this post, of course, still many shortcomings and weaknesses, because of the limited knowledge and lack of referral or reference that has to do with this post, Greetings and Thank You.

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