The Amazon region of Colombia, or just Amazon, comprising 42% of the country and is the least populated country. At the same time, is part of the vast South American region of the Amazon Forest, the largest forest area in the world that is shared by Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Suriname, and Bolivia. Consequently, the Amazon region of Colombia is the forest with an area of 483,119 square km. The region is surrounded by the Andes Mountains to the west and stretches eastward to the borders with Brazil and Venezuela, from north to south, stretching from the river Guaviare and Putumayo and Vichada to the Amazon.
The main rivers that drain the Colombian Amazon are: Amazonas Caquetá Putumayo Guaviare Apaporis Vaupés The Amazon River is the largest in the world with a lot of m3 of water through the basin, then of the River Nilo.
Although it is the least populated region, this does not mean that there are no stocks.There are very important. The main cities in the region according to its urban population census of 2005 DANE are Florence (hbs 121 898), San José del Guaviare (34,863 hbs), San Vicente (31,011 hbs), Puerto Asis (27,609 hbs), Mocoa (25,753 hbs) and Leticia (23,811 hbs).
In the Amazon takes place livestock in the foothills, the subsistence farming and logging. River fishing is handmade and not enough to be industrial or organized, or to have the volumes that are achieved in the country's coasts. The oil fields are located around the river Putumayo.1 Most economic activities taking place in the Amazon, are not in harmony with the landscape and its native inhabitants. Among these activities are: fishing, mining, ranching and logging.
Capón de ahuyama Pan de arroz Asaduras Picadillo Guarapo Fish, prepared in various forms: fried, cooked in stew and soups. Is accompanied by cassava flour farina, which is the indigenous diet, "the chicha aguadepanela and banana.
There are countless species of plants she still unclassified, thousands of species of birds, amphibians and countless millions of insects. In the Amazon can be found large mammals such as jaguar, puma, tapir and deer. Reptiles such as turtles, alligators, caimans and snakes, like the famous anaconda, also live there. There are birds (among which include the macaw, the toucan, the harpy eagle, etc..) And fish of all species, feathers and scales, also lives in the water or rose pink dolphin. In the lagoons along the Amazon River Victoria amazonica flower plant, whose leaves circular reach over a meter in diameter. Their contribution is so large fish species and aquatic plants took plenty of room to list them. For aquarium enthusiasts, this is the source that provides the greatest number of fish species that now populate the shops and aquariums in the world. 20% of the world's species of birds and plants found in the Amazon forest disappear every year more than 2,000 species.
National Parks of the Amazon Region Amacayacu Cahuinarí Chiribiquete La Paya Tinigua Mashed River National Nature Reserve Nukak National Nature Reserve Puinawai Alto Fragua Indi-Wasi Serrania de los Churumbelos Auka-Wasi
the Amazon region has 44 indigenous peoples. Administratively it is an area of 403,348 square kilometers which corresponds to the departments of Amazonas, Caquetá, Guainía, Vaupes and Putumayo. The Colombian Amazon accounts for 8% of the region of the Amazon International.