The amazon rainforest is located in the continent South America. The amazon rainforest is located in these eight countries: Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana,Suriname and French Guiana. For example from “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki” states”The majority of the forest is contained within Brazil, with 60% of the rainforest, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and with minor amounts in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Guyana,Suriname and French Guiana. States or departments in four nations contain "Amazonas" in their names.”. Also from” http://rainforests.mongabay.com” it states” The basin -- roughly the size of the forty-eight contiguous United States -- covers some 40 percent of the South American continent and includes parts of eight South American countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru,Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname, as well as French Guiana, a department of France.