The Amazon Fact Sheet
The Amazon is the largest biome in Brazil, spanning 4,196.943 km2, an area 17 times the size of the United Kingdom, and six times bigger than the state of Texas. It is dominated by tropical rainforest, which covers approximately 80% of the biome’s total area. The remainder is a mix of land cleared for agriculture and ranching (12%), other non-forested native ecosystems (2.5%), and water resources and settlement.
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