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Jan 11, 2011

Amazon river

Amazon River (Portuguese: Rio Amazonas, Spanish: Río Amazonas, pronounced / æməzɒn (U.S.); / æməzən / (UK)) from South America is the largest river in the world with an average flow over the next six largest rivers combined. Amazon, which has the largest watershed in the world, about 7,050,000 square kilometers (2.72 million sq mi), contributed about one fifth of the world's total river flow.

In the upper stretches of the Amazon River called the Apurimac (Peru) and the Solimões (in Brazil).

  Amazon width varies between 1.6 and 10 kilometers (0.99 and 6.2 miles) at low stage, but during the rainy season extending for 48 kilometers (30 miles) or more. River enters the Atlantic Ocean in a broad estuary about 240 kilometers (150 miles) wide. The mouth of the main stem is 80 kilometers (50 miles). Due to the wide dimension, sometimes called the River Sea. At this point there is no Amazon crossed by bridges This is not because of large dimensions;. in fact, for most of its length, width Amazon in both the ability to bridge the modern engineer. However, most of the rivers flowing through tropical rain forests, where there are few roads and towns and even less, so no need for the crossing.

While Amazon is the largest river in the world by most measures, the current consensus within the geographical community believes that Amazon is the second longest river, is only slightly shorter than the Nile. However, in the debate 20 and the early 21st century has been intensified in the final code true source of the Amazon and because of its length. Several studies have concluded that Amazon is longer than the Nile.


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