Ap Human Geography Manaus Research Paper

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Manaus, on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil, is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. It was known at the beginning of the century, as "Heart of the Amazon" and "City of the Forest".It's a major departure point for the surrounding Amazon Rainforest. Just east of the city, the dark Negro River converges with the brown, muddy Solimões River resulting in a striking visual phenomenon called the “Meeting of the Waters.” The combined tributaries form the Amazon River. Manaus is located in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, and access to the city is primarily by boat or airplane. This isolation helped preserve both the natural environment as well as the culture of the city. The culture of Manaus, more than in any other urban …show more content…
On average, the temperatures are always high. A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December. Also, on average, the warmest month is September and March is the wettest month. March should be avoided if you don't like too much rain and lastly August is the driest month. As stated, the warmest time of year in Manaus is in October when it is 28.25°C / 82.9°F on average. However, going by the maximum temperatures, the warmest month is September at 32.9°C / 91.2°F. The coldest time of year here is in February when it is 26.75°C / 80.2°F on average. However, going by the minimum temperatures, the coldest month is July at 22.7°C / 72.9°F. In June the average temperature in Manaus is likely to be around 27°C / 80.6°F, but could peak at 31.3°C / 88.3°F or dip down to 22.7°C / 72.9°F occasionally. The average amount of rain expected next month is approximately 87.5 millimetres ( 3.4 inches ) across an average of 10 days. This gives the probability of rain on any 1 day during June of around 33.3%. So as stated, there really isn’t a bad time to travel to Manaus,

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