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How big is the Amazon rainforest and how much has been destroyed by the fire so far?

22 days ago   |   By Metro

Brazil's government have sent in the military to help battle the blaze
The Amazon is burning .
The rainforest has been burning for a few days now, and all around the world leaders and politicians have been urging Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro to act.
So just what's been the cause of the fires - and how much of the rainforest has been damaged?
Here's what you need to know.
How big is the Amazon rainforest?
The Amazon rainforest covers 2,100,000 square miles, or 5,500,00km².
Around 60% of the rainforest falls within Brazil, with the rest of the forest falling under Peru, Colombia...
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