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Wonder Type: Natural
The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon basin of South America. The Amazon represents over half of the planet's remaining rainforests, and comprises the largest and most biodiverse tract of tropical rainforest in the world, with an estimated 390 billion individual trees divided into 16,000 species.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Amazon Rainforest", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.