Did You Know: The Largest Swamp in the World is found in Brazil

By Juma / November 30, 2017 | 6:21 am




Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is the rapture in the lonely shore, there is the society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more.

Nature has its own wonders. Did you know that the largest swamp in the world is found in Brazil and that it spills into three countries?

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest swamp in the world covers 150,000 square kilometers. This swamp is located principally in south-western Brazil, but with small areas within neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay too. The Swamp is called the Pontanal (a Spanish word for marshland.

The swamp is said to be covering an area that is more than the total surface area of England. During the rainy season, between Decembers and May, 80 percent of this swamp is often flooded and it contains the greatest diversity of water plants in the world.

Talking swamps, I guess you also didn’t know that the largest protected swamp is found in Africa, and not just Africa but East Africa, and not Just East Africa but in the newest country in the world, South Sudan.

The Sudd Swamp is found in the lowlands of South Sudan. The swamp is said to be 30,000 square kilometers during the dry season. During the wet season, the swamp often grows four times more to cover more than 130,000 square kilometers.

According to the Guinness World Records for 2018, half of the water in the Sudd Swamp is lost each year through evaporation.

Since the year 2006, some 57,000 square kilometers of this swamp has been protected by the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, a global treaty set up to protect and preserve such habitats.

If you didn’t know about the largest swamp and the largest protected swamp in the world, now you know.





About Juma

Juma is an enthusiastic journalist who believes that journalism has power to change the world either negatively or positively depending on how one uses it.(020) 528 0222 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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