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Which of the following cash crops are grown in the Amazon river basin?
 (A) Coffee
 (B) Maize
 (C) Cocoa
 (D) All of the above

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Last updated date: 23rd Jun 2024
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Hint: Amazon River Basin is the massive tropical rainforest which is located in South America and is dehydrated by Amazon River and its other branches. The language of People who reside here is mainly Portuguese and Spanish. The soil of the Amazon River Basin is full of nutrients and minerals.

Complete answer:
 Amazon River Basin is situated in the country of South America and is extended in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and Peru. The Drainage Basin of America is spread over 2,400,000 sq.m. The Amazon river starts from the mountains of Andes.

A large number of plants grow here every year because of heavy rainfall and good soil material. Tropic trees such as Brazil nut, Rubber Tree and Assai Palm are mostly found here. The Amazon River Basin is a home to more than 1400 species of Mammals, about 1500 types of birds live here. Hummingbirds, Parrots, Ducks, Macaws are mostly found here.

The cash crop grows here are Coffee, Maze and Cocoa. As the Amazon Basin falls in the equator so the climate of that area is hot and wet all over the year. It also rains mostly so this provides proper irrigation and fertilisation to these crops.

Hence, the correct answer is option (D).

Note: Amazon Rainforest is popularly known as Amazonia. This forest is the largest forest on our planet which is a home of many incredible species of plants and animals and due to increasing temperature is prone to forest fires now and then. The Amazon River is almost the same in the length of the Nile River and therefore there is confusion going on among scientists over which is the longest river in the world.