South America Map Amazon Rainforest
Map of the amazon by rhett butler.
South america map amazon rainforest. The amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 6 300 000 km 2 2 400 000 sq mi or about 35 5 percent of the south american continent. The amazon river which flows from west to east across the north central portion of south america is the world s largest river in terms of discharge volume. Amazon wildlife amphibians birds fish insects mammals reptiles amazon people. Image courtesy of the red amazónica de información socioambiental georreferenciada raisg.
Learn how to create your own. The amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. It is located in the countries of bolivia brazil colombia ecuador guyana peru suriname and venezuela. 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.
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. Most of the basin is covered by the amazon rainforest also known as amazonia. South america is home to the world s largest adjoining rainforest the mighty amazon rainforest covering much of south america the amazon rainforestis not the only rainforest to be found in south america also must be included are the temperaterainforestof southern chile and argentina and themata atlanticin southeastern brazil. 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.
Goggle terrain map of amazon rainforest in south america. The amazon rainforest alternatively the amazon jungle also known in english as amazonia is a moist broadleaf tropical rainforest in the amazon biome that covers most of the amazon basin of south america. By some definitions the amazon river is also the longest river in the world while the nile river is generally considered to be the world s longest some studies suggest an alternative source for the amazon river which would actually make it the world s longest. This map was created by a user.
Amazon rainforest large tropical rainforest occupying the drainage basin of the amazon river and its tributaries in northern south america and covering an area of 2 300 000 square miles 6 000 000 square km. 2009 amazon protected areas and indigenous territories. Map showing where is amazon rainforest brazil located on the world map. The amazon rainforest is located in the upper section of brazil south of the equator in south america.
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