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Facts about the Amazon River

According to the U.S Geological Survey the length of Amazon River is 4,000 miles (6,437 km).

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world after the Nile River in Egypt at 4,132 miles (6,650 km). The third longest river is China’s Yangtze at 3,915 miles (6,301 km).

The Amazon River runs through Peru and Brazil.

As many as 15,000 tributaries flow into the Amazon River, the most of any river in the world. The river system drains from parts of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and …

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Amazon River Ecosystem and Biodiversity

The biodiversity of the Amazon River is the richest of any river in the world. Its waters are populated by 2,500 different species of fish. Mammals, amphibians and water snakes also call the Amazon River home.

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The Amazing Amazon River

The Amazon River is the second longest river in the world about 4,000 miles or 6,450 km long, second only to the Nile River. In terms of volume, the Amazon is the largest river in the world, it contains one fifth of the earth’s fresh water. Its width varies according to the rain season; at its widest point it can be 6.8 miles or 11km during the dry season and 24.8 miles or 40km during the rainy season. Where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean its width reaches 150 miles …