The Amazon- Q & A Master Thread

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    It has more than 10% of the fresh water on the planet earth. It can be 0ver 300km wide at the widest point. Superlatives abound.

    Ask what you will. There are people here who have traveled the entire width and depth of the river and can help you find the best way to enjoy the incredible reality of the biggest river in the world.
     
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    The Amazon region includes most of seven Brazilian States whicxh are:
    Amazonas- larger than France, larger than Alaska, the namesake of the river system that holds 20% of the entire world river flow
    Acre- one of the least developed Brazil states, borders on Peru and Bolivia, tourists visit remote parts of the Amazon
    Amapá- large but sparsely populated state that straddles the Equator, and has excellent trekking. It borders on French Guiana
    Pará- The second largest state in Brazil with capital of Belém, roughly twice the size of Texas. It was colonized by the Dutch and English before the Portuguese took it in 1616.

    Rondônia- Roughly the size of Texas it was discovered by the Spanish in 1541, but has never been much developed. It borders on Bolivia and was made a State of Brazil only in 1982
    Roraima- Bordering on Venezuela and Guiana, it was settled beginning in the 17th century. The name derives from an indigenous language and means 'green mountain'.
    Tocantins- Another State larger than Texas Tocantins was former by breaking off part of the State of Goiás
     
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    Although physically large Acre is one of the least populous and least developed Brazilian states. Visitors here tend to travel to the Amazon regions adjoining Bolivia and Peru. There is very limited infrastructure.
    Acre, from the portal of the state, Google translate:

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    0 Acre, the center of the Pan-Amazon borders on other states of Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. In this region, within a radius of 750 kilometers, 30 million people live in different cultures. With a unique history, Acre represents, since the 19th century, the union of tradition and modernity in the construction of human development. In its 16 million hectares of rainforest, with the greatest biodiversity on earth, live 700 000 inhabitants, half of them living in the forest. Among them, 15,000 are Indians, owners of 32 Indian reservations, 14 different nations that has preserved the traditions of their ethnic groups. Entire communities are organized from the unity of a family production that uses the river as the main means of transport and the forest itself as a food source. And a unique society of preserving the values ​​and mores of "Florestania" which are the principles of respect for the environment and socio-cultural multiplicity. Here was the Santo Daime doctrine of the forest that grew in the bosom of his people and uses the entheogenic drink known as sacramental Avahuasca from the ancient knowledge of indigenous peoples. Since its occupation, Acre caught the attention of world rubber production. Nearly one hundred years later, Chico Mendes died in defense of the forest and became a worldwide symbol of environmentalism. From his legacy, the state is projected through its programs of sustainable development, including tourism, with the strengthening of community initiatives, preserves the environment and integrates an industrial production processing of raw forest products for export. The history of Acre with his Amazonian rivers, forest, proximity to Cuzco and Macchu Picchu in the Andes, inhabited by communities of inherited knowledge and ancient documents, provide a unique tourist diversity.
    Rio Branco, capital of the state where they live 350 000 inhabitants whose main characteristic hospitality. It is a traditional and modern city, is warm, effervescent, bright, clean, organized and secure. In recent years developed urbanization project that expanded the lanes of traffic and leisure areas providing the city with all the requirements for transit public transport and welfare of the population and visitors, qualifying it for major events and to receive national and international tourists. In the current global context of ominous warnings about the planet Earth, Acre is a light indicating a safe, smart, multiple, harmonious and tolerant. A place where people receive offers to people, ideas, challenges and what more can be added to the new world it represents.
    Visit Acre. Here you will have the opportunity to meet and experience the florestania.
    Capital: Rio Branco
    Area (km2): 164,221
    Municipalities: 22
    Population: 655,385
    Learn More: www.ac.gov.br
     

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