Amazon Facts

amazon facts
  • Amazon rainforests are the biggests rainforests in the world.
  • They cover six million square kilometers of land.
  • There are 50-200 diverse tree species per hectare in Amazon.
  • The total number of tree species is approximately 2500.
  • The total number of plant species is approximately 40,000.
  • There are 2.5 million species of insects in the Amazon.
  • There are 7500 species of butterflies.
  • 50 species of ants have been located in one single tree.
  • One in five of all the world's bird species live in Amazon.
  • They comprise 30% of all the flora and fauna world-wide.
  • The Amazon Basin holds one fifth of the world's fresh water.
  • Amazon River drifts through nine countries.
  • Amazon River has 1100 tributaries; 17 are extend over 1600km.
  • Extra fish species can be located in a specific pond in Amazon than in all European rivers together.
  • Pirarucu, the world's fish freshwater fish, is located in the Amazon. It can grow 2.5m long and weigh 250kg