The Amazon drainage basin covers an area of about 7,500,000 km2 (2,900,000 sq mi), or roughly 40 percent of the South American continent. It is located in the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
Similarly, why the Amazon basin is sparsely populated region?
HUMAN POPULATION Amazon Basin is very sparsely populated due to harsh climatic conditions. There are scattered settlements inland, but most of the population lives in a few larger cities on the banks of the Amazon and other major rivers.
What is the type of climate of the Amazon River basin?
In general, tropical rainforests have hot and humid climates where it rains virtually everyday. The level of rainfall depends on the time of year. Temperatures vary through the year - but much less than the rainfall. The graph shows average rainfall and temperature in Manaus, Brazil, in the Amazon rainforest.