Friday, April 05, 2013

Marvelous Amazon River....The Pororoca Phenomenon (2VIDEO)

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The Amazon river's volume of water runoff makes up 20 percent of the world’s total. Let’s take a look now at the source of this imposing rivers and its impressive natural beauty.
The Amazon River originates in the Andes Mountain in south Peru. It travels 6-thousand-nine-hundred-and-ninety-two-point-six kilometers before feeding into the Atlantic Ocean. It passes through Ecuador, Columbia and Venezuela on its way to the sea. The Amazon’s river basin covers an area of more than seven million square kilometers. Its water yield is one ninth of the world’s total fresh water.
About 6600 billion square kilometers of water runs into the Atlantic. It is called ’the king of rivers’. The longest stretch of the Amazon is to be found in Brazil, and the people there are very proud of it. A clear boundary is formed at the place where the Amazon river meets the Rio Negro River. This boundary is about seven kilometers long.

It’s romantically called the "marriage of the rivers". After this "marriage," the Amazon then flows into the Atlantic. At the beginning of 15th century, Europeans started to development stretches along the Amazon river. The Amazon got its name from Spanish explorers. The indigenous Indian female warriors were so courageous that the Europeans named them Amazon warriors, after the Amazons of ancient Greek mythology. And this is where the river derives its name. 

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