The Peruvian Amazon is the area of the Amazon jungle that is confined within the territory of Perú, from the east of the Andes to the borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil and Bolivia. This region comprises more than half of the country and possesses great biodiversity and endemism. The Peruvian Amazon is the second largest jungle after the Brazilian Amazon.
The entire Amazon rainforest, also known as Amazonia or the Amazon jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest encompassing seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), of which five and a half million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres) are covered by the rainforest. This region includes territory belonging to nine nations in which the majority of the forest is contained within Brazil with 60%, followed by Peru with 13%, and with minor amounts in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and it comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world.
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