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8 Facts on Amazon River

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8
Facts on
Amazon River
1.The Amazon River carries
more water than any other
river in the world
Responsible for 25% of the
fresh water that flows into
the world's oceans
2.Amazon River is the second
longest river in the world is
about 6400 km long
3.The Amazon River has the
largest watershed (area of
land that flows into the river)
Has more than 200
tributaries
4.Streams that begin in the
Andes Mountains are the
starting sources for the
Amazon River.

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8 Facts on Amazon River

  • 2. 1.The Amazon River carries more water than any other river in the world
  • 3. Responsible for 25% of the fresh water that flows into the world's oceans
  • 4. 2.Amazon River is the second longest river in the world is about 6400 km long
  • 5. 3.The Amazon River has the largest watershed (area of land that flows into the river) Has more than 200 tributaries
  • 6. 4.Streams that begin in the Andes Mountains are the starting sources for the Amazon River.
  • 7. 5.Most of the runoff of Brazil flows into the Amazon River along from four other countries: Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador.
  • 8. 6.Amazon River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The colour and salinity of the Atlantic Ocean are modified for nearly 320 km from the delta.
  • 9. 7.Amazon River can be as much as one to six miles wide! During flood seasons, the Amazon is more than 32 km in certain places
  • 10. 8.The Amazon River taken different routes since it began to carry water. Amazon River even flowed west at one time or more, into the Pacific Ocean.