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    Amazon rainforest

    The Amazon rainforest  is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America.

     
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    This basin encompasses 7,000,000 square kilometres (2,700,000 sq mi), of which 5,500,000 square kilometres (2,100,000 sq mi) are covered by the rainforest

     
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    This region includes territory belonging to nine nations.

     
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    The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

     
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    . States or departments in four nations contain "Amazonas" in their names.

     
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    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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    The name 'Amazon' is said to arise from a war Francisco de Orellana fought with a tribe of Tapuyas and other tribes from South America.

     
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    The women of the tribe fought alongside the men, as was the custom among the entire tribe

     
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    Orellana derived the name Amazonas from the mythical Amazons of Asia and Africa described by Herodotus and Diodorus in Greek legends

     

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