What are the uses of the Amazon River?


The Amazon River is a water body found in South America that is the second longest such body in the world at a length of 6,280 kilometres long. The Amazon River is also the widest river in the world and its water flow accounts for about 20% of the global fresh water drainage.
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The Amazon River has numerous uses such as: transportation through the Amazon rain forest, irrigation of the rice fields and as a source of fish for local communities. The Amazon River was so named by Francisco de Orellana.
Local people use it for bathing, swimming, laundry and sometimes for drinking. The Amazon River is also used for fishing, transportation, tourist visits, for generation of electrical power etc.
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