The Amazon is a region that causes a lot of impact on everyone who visits it. It is a charming place, with a variety of things to do and many possibilities for tours. That’s exactly why this place keeps many stories about its forests, people and its culture, besides many other things.
The Amazon awakens the interest and curiosity of people of all ages, precisely because it is an exceptional and unique place. Thinking about it, we separate some curiosities about this splendid destination.
Five curiosities about the Amazon
The world’s longest river
The Amazon Basin is the largest fresh water reservoir on the planet. The Rio Negro is the largest tributary of the Amazon River and also the most extensive black water river in the world (6,868km), occupying the second place in the largest volume of water.
The source of the river is in the Andes and enters Brazil through the municipality of Tabatinga.
Indigenous communities and culture
The Amazon concentrates about 306,000 indigenous people, where most live in rural areas. The Amazon is the state with the largest indigenous population in the country. In São Gabriel da Cachoeira, a municipality of the state, the indigenous population is a majority, with approximately 23 ethnic groups present. The Amazon is the state with the most diverse indigenous communities and cultures.
The ethnic groups most found in the Amazon are the Tikuna, Guarani-Kaiowá, Yanomami (which also occupies the territory of the State of Roraima), Sateré-mawé, Munduruku and Mura.
The giant wave
The word Pororoca, of Tupi origin, means “to cause a great bang”, and was adopted to refer to one of the most impressive phenomena of nature – which consists of the invasion of the sea into the river. It takes the form of a great wave that crashes against the river current, reaching up to 4 meters and lasting up to an hour and Mayans.
Source: Scientific Knowledge
This phenomenon happens at the mouth of the Amazon River.
One of the biggest cats in the world
The jaguar weighs between 56 to 92 kilos and measures from 1.12 to 1.85 meters. Totally native to the Amazon rainforest, this feline is considered the largest feline in South America and the third largest in the world.
It rains a lot in the Amazon
The rainy season in the Amazon extends over a short period from December to May, and with great intensity. During this period it is indicated to explore the destination on board a boat or a motorboat. In addition, it is possible to take canoe trips through the igapós and observe the animals that live in the trees.
In the other months (from June to November) there is a much lower rate of rain and it is the ideal time to practice fishing and observe the harbour porpoises, go hiking on dry land and enjoy the river beaches.
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