Amazon Rainforest Geography

The amazing Amazon rainforest geography covers 9 nations: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.

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Let us look at the geography of each of the amazon rainforests nations:

Brazil:

When we think of Brazil, the first thing coming to our mind will be the amazing Amazon River. It is the second longest river of the world. It has more than 1000 tributaries flowing across this country.


Starting from Peru it pours into the Atlantic Ocean after traversing a distance of more than 3000 miles. Only the Nile River is longer than the Amazon River.

If we look at the Amazon Rainforest geography, we will find that it is the largest country in South America, with a total area of 8,511,965 sq km. Except Chile and Ecuador, it shares borders with all the other South American countries.

The country’s natural resources include bauxite, gold, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, platinum, tin, uranium, petroleum, hydropower and timber.

Bolivia:

It is situated in Central South America, south west of Brazil, with a total area of 1,098,580 sq km. It is also a big country of the amazon rainforest geography region.

It is land locked with no coastline sharing its border with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Peru.

The country’s natural resources include tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber and hydropower.

Colombia:

It is situated on the north western part of South America, having Panama and Pacific Ocean on the west, Venezuela and Brazil on the east, Peru and Ecuador on the south and the Caribbean Sea on the north.

The area of the country is 1,138,910 sq km. The country’s natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds and hydropower.



Ecuador:

It is situated on the western part of South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean on the west, Colombia on the north and Peru on the south. The country includes Galapagos Islands.

The area of the country is 283,560 sq km. The country’s natural resources include petroleum, fish, timber and hydropower.

French Guiana:

It is situated on the northern part of South America between Suriname on the west, Brazil on the east and Atlantic Ocean on the north as the country’s borders.

The area of the country is 91,000 sq km. The country’s natural resources include bauxite, timber, gold (widely scattered), petroleum, kaolin, fish, niobium, tantalum and clay.

Guyana:

It is situated on the northern part of South America between Venezuela on the west, Suriname on the east and Atlantic Ocean on the north.

The area of the country is 214,970 sq km. The country’s natural resources include bauxite, gold, diamonds, hardwood timber, shrimp and fish.

Peru:

It is situated on the west coast of South America, having Pacific Ocean on the west, Brazil and Bolivia on the east, Ecuador and Colombia on the north and Chile on the south.

The area of the country is 1,285,220 sq km. The country’s natural resources include copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower and natural gas.

Suriname:

It is situated on the northern part of South America, having Atlantic Ocean on the north, French Guiana on the east, Brazil on the south and Guyana on the west.

The area of the country is 163,270 sq km. The country’s natural resources include timber, hydropower, fish, kaolin, shrimp, bauxite, gold, and small amounts of nickel, copper, platinum and iron ore.


Venezuela:

It is situated on the northern part of South America having the Caribbean Sea on the north, Guyana on the east, Brazil on the South and Colombia on the west.

The area of the country is 912,050 sq km. The country’s natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower and diamonds.

When we think of the amazon rainforest geography as a whole and go through its relevant facts, we are sure to get an inspiration to save the Amazon rainforests.

[Source : C.I.A. - The World Factbook]

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