Amazon Rainforest Facts – Facts that you must know about the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest Facts – The Amazon Rainforest is also known as ‘Amazonia’ or ‘Amazon Jungle’. It is a huge and spread out forest located in South America. It represents almost half of the planet’s remaining rainforests. This rainforest marks an absolutely beautiful location with unique animals, millions of trees and other rare species even unknown to mankind.

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Here are some major Amazon Rainforest facts you must know 

Amazon River facts

  • The Amazon delivers nearly 55 million gallons of water every second, into the ‘Atlantic Ocean’ and has existed for at least 55 million years.
  • The Amazon has the longest river in the world, which extends upto 6,992 km.
  • The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen.
  • The Amazon rainforest covers almost 2.5 million square miles which could also form the world’s 9th largest country.
  • The Amazon rainforest based ingredients produce nearly 25% of the western pharmaceuticals after less than 1% of the trees being tested by the scientists.

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  • The Amazon rainforest produces nearly 3000 different fruits out of which the western world has only consumed 200.

Amazon Rainforest Facts

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  • The Amazon rainforest has originated almost 80% of the food consumed in the entire world.
  • The Amazon rainforest contains more than 750 types of trees and 1500 types of plants in just One hectare which is equivalent to 2.47 acres.
  • The Amazon rainforest connects with 9 South American countries including, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and 3 other Guyanas.

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  • The Amazon rainforest is very dark and has only less than 1% of light making inside the canopy of the trees.
  • The Amazon rainforest deforestation has estimated to extinct 137 species of animals every day.
  • With the current rate of deforestation, the Amazon rainforest will be destroyed completely within the next 40 years. The Amazon rainforest is disappearing almost 1.5 acres every second.

Amazon Rainforest Facts

  • The burning of the Amazon rainforest produces almost 30% of carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
  • The term ‘Amazon’ for the Amazon rainforest landed after Francisco Orellana who was a Spanish explorer was attacked by the ‘Icamiabas’. Icamiabas is a term for women without husbands. So, Francisco compared them to the Amazons of the Geek mythology, hence, “Amazon”.

Amazon rainforest facts are endless but these were some of the most important ones you must definitely know.

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