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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 travel.

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 and India.

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 Perus 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.


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