What is the largest jungle in the world?


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The largest jungle in the world is the Amazon rainforest. It covers almost the entire basin of the Amazon River, and more than half of all rainforest land on the planet lies in the Amazon region.

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The Amazon rainforest covers about 2.5 million square miles. It contains more than 500 types of mammals and 30 million types of insects.

This jungle is so large that it is spread over areas in nine countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname, Peru and Venezuela. It receives 9 feet of rain each year.

The Amazon rainforest is also called Amazonia and produces about 20 percent of all of the earth's oxygen.

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