The Amazon River

The Amazon river is one of the most famous rivers in the world. As the river winds through the Amazon forest, people world wide have heard of the Amazon forest and the Amazon river. It is the largest river by volume of water in the world, and also one of the top 3 longest rivers in the world. Eventually, the lighter colored Rio Solimões (upper Amazon river) will meet the dark water from the Rio Negro to form what is called “the meeting of the waters” by Manaus.