PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Amazon Rainforest Map
The Amazon Rainforest Map will permit to show the (graphical
description) of the Amazon rainforest which is about 5.5 Million square
kilometers and it represents over half of the planets remaining rainforests.
The Amazon rainforest, count with the largest reserves of natural resources in
the world, which represent a total of 54% of existing rainforests on Earth.
It has an area of 2.5 million square miles covering nine countries in South
America: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and the Guianas:
Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname.
The main engine that powers the "green ocean" is the Amazon River, which rises
in the Andes of Peru and flows along more than 4,000 miles before emptying into
the vicinity of Belem, Brazil, being fed by 1,100 tributaries along of its
The map above shows the current extent of the Amazon.
Tropical Rainforest & Temperate Rainforest
There are two types of rainforest. One is the Tropical which is near to the
equator known as the tropic zone and then The Temperate that is situated next to
the coasts in the temperate zone.
Temperatures close to the tropic zone are higher, causing accelerated
evaporation of water, which giving as consequences, frequent rain in forested
areas in the tropics.
The Tropical rainforests are in South and Central America, Africa, Australia,
and cover only about 6% of the Earth's surface.
The largest tropical rainforest is in the Amazon River Basin, the Congo River
Basin, and throughout much of Southeast Asia. There are many smaller ones
located throughout the tropics including Central America, Madagascar, Australia
The Temperate rainforests are in the temperate zones that are found in the
pacific coast of the United States and Canada, New Zealand, Tasmania, Chile,
Ireland, Scotland and Norway. There are fewer temperate forests. Also they cover
a lot less area.
The following map above shows it the two types of Rainforest.
Map of the Amazon jungle by WWF
The yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest, while national borders are
highlighted in black. NASA satellite image. The Venezuelan Amazon and the
Guianas are not in line because they do not belong to the Amazon River basin
Peru Amazon Map
The Peruvian Amazon region covers an area of 782,880.55 km2 within the Peruvian
territory, at the east of the Andes Mountains in South America.
70% of Peru’s national territory is covered by part of the most biologically
variety forests. On earth, More than any other countries after Brazil.
You can see it at the following Peru Amazon map.