Amazon Rainforest Facts – 100 Facts About the Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest Facts for Kids

Amazon river originates from the Andes and flows over 4,000 miles to discharge its water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Amazon rainforest is located in the Amazon basin.

Amazon rainforest has originally introduced most of our food including bananas, chocolate, coffee, black pepper, rice, pineapple, corn and tomatoes.

At least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down in the past 40 years.

Amazon rainforest is twice of the size of Argentina.

Sand from the Sahara desert is blown all the way to Amazon rainforest, recharging its minerals. Weird but desert replenishes the rainforest.

Amazon rainforest was first settled by human inhabitants at least 11,200 years ago.

The Amazon rainforest is mostly contained in Brazil (60%), Peru (13%), Columbia (10%) and the minor amounts in the remaining 6 countries.

1 sq km of the Amazon rainforest can contain more about 90,790 tonnes of living plants.

One-fifth of the world’s fresh water is found in Amazon basin.