Although it s disputed if the amazon is the longest river in the world it does carry more water than. You can see exactly where by using the amazon rainforest map below.
The amazon basin encompasses an area reaching 40 of south america s landmass starting at 5 deg above the equator and extending south to 20 deg below the equator.
Rivers amazon rainforest rivers map of south america. Two andean rivers the ucayali and marañon create the main stem of the amazon in peru. Amazon river portuguese rio amazonas spanish río amazonas also called río marañón and rio solimões the greatest river of south america and the largest drainage system in the world in terms of the volume of its flow and the area of its basin the total length of the river as measured from the headwaters of the ucayali apurímac river system in southern peru is at least 4 000 miles. Today the amazon represents over half about 54 of the planet s remaining tropical rainforest regions and protects the largest reserves of natural resources in the world.
The headwaters of the apurímac river on nevado mismi had been considered for nearly a century as the amazon s most distant source until a. An amazon rainforest map illustrates the immensity of the amazon rainforest which extends 2 5 square miles 5 5 million square kilometers across south america. The rainforest is the area of dark green that covers most of the top of the continent.
The amazon river the rainforest is located in the area around the river. The amazon rainforest is located in south america. This basin encompasses 7 000 000 km 2 2 700 000 sq mi of which 5 500 000 km 2 2 100 000 sq mi are covered by the rainforest this region includes territory belonging to nine nations.
During the dry season the amazon river will cover roughly 42 000 sq. Its ultimate headwaters drop from mismi a peak in the peruvian andes making its. The amazon river uk.
Sometimes referred to as amazonia or the amazon the amazon rainforest is a biogeographical region in northern south america that occupies the amazon basin a drainage basin of the amazon river and its tributaries in northern south america. ˈ æ m ə z ɒ n. ˈ æ m ə z ən us.
Rio amazonas in south america is the largest river by discharge volume of water in the world and the disputed second longest river in the world. During the course of the year the amazon river will vary greatly in size. Miles with the widest point of the.
The amazon rainforest alternatively the amazon jungle or amazonia is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the amazon biome that covers most of the amazon basin of south america. Running through the rainforest in the northern portion of south america is the amazon river.