How much of the Amazon Rainforest is in Brazil?
Brazil has the majority of the Amazon rainforest, with 60 percent within its borders. The Amazon rainforest [Floresta Amazonia] covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America. The Basin totals 7 million square kilometers [1.7 billion acres]. The rainforest covers 5.5 million square kilometers [1.4 billion acres]. This area includes territory belonging to nine countries. Peru has 13 percent. The remainder is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.