Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Marcos sent me my second postcard from Peru as well. A beautiful waterfall, and the parrot in the front is so cute :) 
The Amazon River ( Spanish and Portuguese: Amazonas) in is the second longest river in the world and is by far the largest by water flow with an average discharge greater than the next seven largest rivers combined (not including Madeira and Rio Negro, which are tributaries of the Amazon). It accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world's total river flow. In fact, the river becomes biggest in the world even just entering Brazil, at only 1/5 of its final discharge into the Atlantic. The Amazon has over 1,100 tributaries, 17 of which are over 1,500 kilometres long! The Amazon Basin, the largest in the world, covers about 40% of South America! 
A region of northern Peru bordered by Ecuador on the north and west, Cajamarca Region on the west, La Libertad Region on the south, and Loreto Region and San Martín Region on the east is also called Amazonas. Its capital is the city of Chachapoyas.

Many many thanks go to Marcos for this wonderful postcard and stamps!

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