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24 AMAZING AMAZON RAINFOREST FACTS

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The Amazon Rainforest also known in english as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is moist broad leaf forest in the Amazon biome that covers most of the amazon basin of South America. Region included teritory belonging to nine nations. So We concluded some most amazing facts about AMAZON RAINFOREST.

Here are the 24 interesting facts about AMAZON RAINFOREST.

Amazon represents more than half of the Earth's rainforests

The Amazon represents more than half of the Earth's rainforests.

1 in 10 known species in the world lives in the Amazon Rainforest

1 in 10 known species in the world lives in the Amazon Rainforest.

Amazon Rainforest is home to about 2.5 million insect species

The Amazon Rainforest is home to about 2.5 million insect species.

Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years

The Amazon rainforest has been in existence for at least 55 million years.

Amazon delivers 55 million gallons of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second

The Amazon delivers 55 million gallons of water into the Atlantic Ocean every second.

More than 20% of the world's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest

More than 20% of the world's oxygen is produced by the Amazon rainforest.

no bridges over the Amazon River

There are no bridges over the Amazon River.

Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears

Amazonian Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears.

The rainforest floor is very dark, with less than 1% of the light

The rainforest floor is very dark, with less than 1% of the light.

trees in amazon rainforest

Almost four hundred billion trees Belonging to 16,000 different species grow in the Amazon rainforest.

tribes in amazon rainforest

As many as 60 tribes remain largely uncontacted in the Amazon, or live in voluntary isolation.

facts about amazon rainforest

One hectare (2.47 acres) of the rainforest can contain more than 750 types of tree, and 1,500 types of plant.

Amazon rainforest contains more than 3,000 fruits

The Amazon rainforest contains more than 3,000 fruits. Only 200 of these are consumed in the western world.

plants in amazon Rainforest

A study in 1999 found 1 sq kilometer (247 acres) of Amazon rainforest can contain about 90,790 tonnes of living plants.

If Amazonia were a country, it would be the 9th largest in the world

If Amazonia were a country, it would be the 9th largest in the world, measuring in at a whopping 2.5 million square miles.

Amazon is arguably the longest river in the world at 6,992 km

The Amazon is arguably the longest river in the world at 6,992 km, and contains more water than the Mississippi, Nile, and Yangtze combined.

Amazon rainforest is at least 11,200 years ago

Human inhabitants first settled in the Amazon rainforest at least 11,200 years ago.

water in amazon rainforest

There's an underground river 4 KM (2.4 mi) beneath the Amazon River in Brazil, that might be as long, but hundreds of times wider.

amazon rainforest facts

The Amazon rainforest can be found in 9 South American countries - Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and the three Guyanas.

variety of plants, species, birds, mammals found in amazon rainforest

Over 40,000 plant species, 2,200 fishes, 1,200 birds, 420 mammals, 420 amphibians, and 370 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the Amazon region.

Amazon name comes from the Amazons of Greek mythology

The name "Amazon" comes from the "Amazons" of Greek mythology, a race of woman warriors. In many tribes of the area, women fought alongside the men.

during past 40 years, at least 20%of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down

During the past 40 years, at least 20%of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down.

Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west

The Amazon River once flowed in the opposite direction, from east to west.

30% of our carbon emissions come from burning the Amazon rainforest

Around 30% of our carbon emissions come from burning the Amazon rainforest.

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